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 reads current news on the state’s government officials, policies, and contracts.
Latest Government News
UPDATE: Following it’s passage by the US House of Representatives, President Trump has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bill to provide major relief to families, small businesses and their employees, as well as to stabilize our economy and protect jobs. The bill also provides a surge of support for bolstering the healthcare response during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 308 and Senate Bill 74—two major pieces of legislation providing for expanded unemployment benefits in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and doubling minimum internet speeds at Alaska’s schools.
Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the creation of the Alaska Economic Stabilization Team, a group of leaders who will work with the Dunleavy administration on a plan to protect the state’s economy from the impact of COVID-19 in Alaska.
The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 13, a ballot initiative introducing a 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol within the Municipality of Anchorage.
Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a declaration of public health disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 anticipated outbreak. The declaration initiates a unified command structure between the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Public Safety, and fully engages state departments to utilize all capabilities to ensure a swift and effective COVID-19 response.
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The top five this year—Providence Health & Services Alaska; Trident Seafood Corporation; Princess Cruises, Holland America Line & Seabourn; Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC); and NANA—are representative of some of the brightest industries in Alaska’s economy.
The board of directors of Goldbelt, Incorporated, Juneau’s urban Alaska Native Corporation, has selected McHugh Pierre to serve as its next President & CEO.
ANCHORAGE—The Alaska Peninsula Corporation (APC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Angasan to the position of President. Brad has been with...
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Every job counts, which is why Alaska Business celebrates the corporations in Alaska that keep people employed across the state every April in our Corporate 100 Special Section.