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
Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath twenty feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying.read more
Governor Michael Dunleavy signed Senate Bill 16 which expands license types under Title 4 of the state’s alcohol license laws. This bill allows alcohol service in areas that had previously operated under a recreational site license before the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board denied licenses they deemed to be operating contrary to state law.read more
In a new paper, Mouhcine Guettabi summarizes the research on what is known of the PFD’s effect on employment, consumption, income inequality, health, and crime.read more
The Federal District Court of Alaska resolved an ongoing dispute between the State of Alaska and the US Forest Service regarding the State’s rights to develop transportation and utility infrastructure across the Tongass National Forest.read more
A new elevated bridge and boardwalk now spans the Brooks River, greatly enhancing the safety and movement of both people and wildlife in the Brooks Camp area.read more
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Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) hired shareholder Lucille Sands for the newly-created position of Shareholder Development Director.
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The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
Altman, Rogers & Co.
National Cooperative Bank
PIP Marketing, Signs, Print
Arctic Office Products
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The 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the fourth annual Best of Alaska Business Awards! As part of our continuing mission to support Alaska’s business communities, each year we look to you, our readers, to tell us which businesses excel in a range of diverse categories.