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New HQ for Gana-A’Yoo

Jul 25, 2023 | Alaska Native, News

Gana-A’Yoo, Limited just moved to the first floor of 3900 C Street, so the lobby is sparsely decorated.

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The joint Alaska Native corporation for four villages on the Middle Yukon River has a new Anchorage office. To accommodate its growth, Gana-A’Yoo, Limited moved into the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) building in Midtown.

Under One Roof

The move puts Gana-A’Yoo closer to several other Alaska Native corporation (ANC) home offices and affiliates in the neighborhood: Ahtna, Calista, Chugach Alaska, Koniag, NANA, Afognak Village Corporation, TDX Corporation, and of course ASRC.

Gana-A’Yoo’s home villages—Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag—aren’t in the ASRC region; they’re covered by Doyon, Limited. Still, sharing a roof with ASRC makes sense, according to Gana-A’Yoo chief operating officer Ryan Kegley. “What better location for a village corporation experiencing rapid growth than a modern campus shared by eight other successful ANCs for us to partner and work together with?”

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The Gana-A’Yoo family of companies has nearly doubled in size over the past two years, and more expansion is on the way. Years of planning infused by new operations management in 2021 has nearly doubled Gana-A’Yoo’s revenue, backlog, employee base, and need for office space.

ASRC’s building is newer and more spacious than Gana-A’yoo’s previous Anchorage offices at Benson Boulevard and LaTouche Street, shared with Northern Skies Federal Credit Union. That office space is Class C, built in the ‘80s; the ASRC building is twenty years newer and Class A. It brings more natural light, supporting the well-being of employees, and allows for more collaborative organization, such as a conference room that better meets the needs of Gana-A’Yoo’s shared-services group.

The suite became available late last year when ASRC sold its Alaska Growth Capital subsidiary to McKinley Management. That business line moved to McKinley’s headquarters in the JL Tower, next door to ASRC, leaving the ASRC building in need of a first-floor tenant.

Although rooted in the Interior, Gana-A’Yoo has regular need for banking, bonding, and transport services available in Anchorage. Also, the city’s labor pool with Native corporation government contracting experience is another major draw.

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