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Latest Government News
US Department of Commerce Invests $520,518 to Support the Development of Aquaculture in Prince William Sound
This EDA investment will fund the development of a fully integrated kelp industry in Prince William Sound by creating kelp seed hatchery capacity, conducting baseline kelp growing research, training project partners, and providing processors products for market development.
EO-20 protects core public health measures, while loosening restrictions where it is safest to do so, especially in outdoor settings.
Governor Dunleavy announced his appointment of James Cockrell as Commissioner for the Department of Public Safety.
$16.2 billion is available for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums, and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers, and talent representatives.
This award recognizes one MIA business that demonstrates the ability to overcome challenges, grow, innovate, be a leader in the community, and collaborate with other businesses.
Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that nearly $7 million in child care funding has been awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services to multiple Alaska Native organizations.
Update from APD
APD Chief Justin Doll has released an updated report on criminal activity in the Municipality of Anchorage for Q1 through Q3 2020.
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The Corporate 100
Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.