Every Alaska industry is an important part of the state’s economic fabric. Alaska’s well-known industries like oil and gas, mining, and fishing are inextricably linked with engineering services, financial institutions, healthcare facilities—even nonprofit endeavors. It is our goal to cover businesses in all of Alaska economic and geographic sectors, from family-operated farms in the Mat-Su and manufacturers in Fairbanks to budding cannabis dispensaries, tourism-based entities in Southeast, or Southcentral’s large retailers.
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management has changed its name to the College of Business and Security Management. The change was unanimously approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents during its September meeting.
“I am hopeful for our institution’s future and remain guided by the university’s mission to put students first,” writes new UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell. “l can assure you that we will continue to invest in our students through real-world and hands-on learning opportunities, access to undergraduate research, and the ability to utilize cutting-edge technology in their chosen degree path.”
US Senator Lisa Murkowski announced new legislation to provide a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) for cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska. During her keynote speech at the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Haines, Senator Murkowski unveiled the details of her proposal, which will be introduced next week.
The information in the assessment is intended to help state and local policy makers better understand how school districts are supporting students, and to help stakeholders identify gaps in services and opportunities to improve how our schools support students and families.
Located in a growing commercial district that includes Sonic, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Krispy Kreme, Nuvision will provide area residents, shoppers and visitors convenient access to financial services. The location will be open in 2022 and available to all Nuvision members.
“All Alaska businesses should develop a workable crisis preparedness plan that takes into consideration what we learned over the last 18 months from the pandemic,” writes Steve Brown, SBA’s Alaska District director. “The following are six simple business strategies a business can use for future crises.”
Mayor Bronson Applauds Development in Downtown Anchorage, Announces Members of Anchorage Economic Revitalization and Diversification Committee
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson announced the selection of the Anchorage Economic Revitalization and Diversification Advisory Committee and applauded the efforts being made in the economic recovery of the city. Four major developments are in the planning stages for downtown Anchorage.
What it means to be a social media influencer in Alaska is a bit different than the Lower 48. That’s even more the case when your target audience is Alaska Natives.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.