Healthcare is one of Alaska’s fastest growing industries. Because of the state’s lack of infrastructure and its rural nature Alaska’s healthcare systems have found innovative solutions to some of these challenges including telemedicine, healthcare exchanges, traveling healthcare professionals, and mobile clinics. It’s widely acknowledged that healthcare costs are high in Alaska and the state’s key stakeholders continue to explore methods to lower healthcare costs.
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December employment was down an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017. Retail, manufacturing and professional and business services each lost 400 jobs while information and financial activities each fell by 200.read more
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation kicked off 2019 by announcing Lynn Rust Henderson, Vice President of Sales and Service for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, as AEDC’s board Chair.read more
Job security is likely not a concern for those working in the healthcare industry, either as caregivers or tangentially constructing healthcare facilities.read more
Three of the greatest barriers of entry for women to access healthcare in Alaska are education, time, and financial restraints—whether perceived or actual.read more
With sexual assault and child abuse cases hitting all-time highs for Alaska CARES Child Advocacy Center and Forensic Nursing Services of Providence in Anchorage, construction is rapidly moving forward on a new multidisciplinary facility in Midtown.read more
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Fiscal year 2017 marked another year of growth for Alaska’s Native Regional Corporations, which brought in billions of dollars to the state and employ tens of thousands of Alaskans.
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Junior Achievement Turns 100
Locally, Junior Achievement of Alaska has been helping students better understand business and economics for forty-six years. Based in Anchorage with a staff of three, Junior Achievement of Alaska serves more than 14,500 students in fifty-five communities around the state. Many past Junior Achievement students have gone on to become successful professionals and continue to serve as classroom volunteers to help raise the next generation of business leaders.