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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.

Latest Industry News

UAF Business School Gets New Name

UAF Business School Gets New Name

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.

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Op-Ed: A Place for You, A Place for Fresh Starts

Op-Ed: A Place for You, A Place for Fresh Starts

“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.”

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Murkowski Announces Bill to Protect Alaska Tourism Industry

Murkowski Announces Bill to Protect Alaska Tourism Industry

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.

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Alaska Business Magazine September 2021 Cover

In This Issue

50 Years of ANSCA

September 2021

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.