AIDEA Board Approves $14.475 Million Dividend
FY2021 dividend to state general fund puts AIDEA over $422 million declared
ANCHORAGE—The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) approved a dividend of $14,475,000 to the state general fund for FY2021.
“We are pleased to announce this dividend to the State of Alaska,” said AIDEA Board Chairman Dana Pruhs. “Our dividends further underscore AIDEA’s valuable contribution to Alaska’s economy.”
The Board determines the amount of AIDEA’s annual dividend that is made available to the Legislature for appropriation. Alaska Statute provides a range for the dividend calculation, and the Board chose to pay the FY2021 dividend at the maximum amount.
Since the dividend program’s inception, AIDEA has declared more than $422 million to the state, including the $14.475 million approved for FY2021.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.