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.
Latest Government News
Aquaculture Planning to Boost Alaska Economy
Federal and state agencies are embarking on a three-year process to identify Aquaculture Opportunity Areas where Alaska waters would be opened to new permits for farming marine resources.
$11.8 Million in Brownfield Grants to Clean Contaminated Alaska Sites
Four Alaska Native regional and village corporations are receiving federal brownfields funding to address contaminated lands for the first time.
USDA Rural Development Funding for a Hotel, Helicopter, and Seafood Processor
US Department of Agriculture grants and loan guarantees pay for village infrastructure upgrades, new fishing vessels, and a helicopter.
Sustainable Energy: Dishing Out Food Security
The 2nd annual Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference included a greater emphasis on the food system as an aspect of sustainability, compared to the inaugural year.
Alaska Businesses Win SBA Honors for 2023
An Alaska apparel manufacturer, an environmental engineer, and a construction firm earn recognition from the US Small Business Administration.
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Associated General Contractors of Alaska
Crowley Fuels Alaska
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.