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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Online training sessions in February would qualify crews for the summer wildfire season.
Major construction projects in Alaska get an infusion of nearly $1 billion in federal funds. The US Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District received authorization and funding for an array of civil works.
Alaska’s unemployment rate went down to 5.7 in December compared to the previous month, but the state’s voluntary quit rate of 3.8 percent was the highest in the nation for all of 2021.
Governor Mike Dunleavy named Julie Sande as his choice to lead the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED).
Annual arts and humanities awards recognize the advocates, artists, educators, and historians who have used their craft and passion to support and inspire others.
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Junior Achievement of Alaska
For more than forty-eight years, Junior Achievement (JA) has made it possible for hundreds of thousands of K-12 students in Alaska to have the JA experience. The formula is simple: we equip volunteers from the business community with our award-winning curriculum and send them into classrooms to teach students about money, careers, and business—and it works.