Alaska’s government agencies work closely with and for the business community. Federal, state, and local government provides jobs to thousands of Alaskans and is one of the state’s largest employment sectors. Government plays a vital role in commerce providing both resources and necessary oversight. Alaska Business brings current news on the state’s government officials, policies, and contracts.
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Tracy Wickham assumed duties as Chief of the contracting division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District.
Members of the Alaska National Guard’s Counter Drug program were presented with the National Guard Drug Demand Reduction Outreach Program of the Year for 2020 certificate by Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard.
“The USDA holds the keys to the economic health of Southeast Alaska and is taking steps to lock it up for good… It will cost jobs, diminish income, keep energy prices high, and cripple the ability of the communities in the region to develop a sustainable, year-round economy,” says Senator Lisa Murkowski.
House Bill 160 changes the current construction procurement code by including the Construction Manager/General Contractor methodology as an authorized form of awarding procurement contracts.
The Alaska Army National Guard (AKNG) Divestiture Program handed over its 37th site, a Federal Scout Readiness Center built during the Cold War, to Gambell’s Sivuqaq Incorporated in May.
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The 2021 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the 2021 Best of Alaska Business awards! We ask our readers to give us their input on the best businesses that Alaska has to offer, ranging from flower boutiques to accounting firms. Throughout March, readers voted in record numbers, yet another indication after a trying year of how Alaskans take extra effort to support local businesses.