It’s important for Alaska to develop value-added industries such as manufacturing. There are already several businesses producing unique materials and products throughout the state. This industry’s great growth potential allows Alaska Business many opportunities to explore new businesses, ideas, and developments. Some key items that are made in Alaska include construction materials for both residential and commercial properties, food for wholesale, and industrial textiles and materials.
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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.
Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our state’s livelihood and connection to the global economy.
September 18 was a busy day for Alaskan entrepreneur Jessie Janes, owner of Zip Kombucha: he launched Black Label Booch, the company’s new signature hard kombucha line, and hosted the grand opening of Zip Kombucha’s recently renovated taproom at the company’s midtown location on Arctic Boulevard near 36th Avenue.
The cutting-edge facility will add another thirty-five new jobs to its existing twenty team members to support Medline’s growing customer base in Alaska. Medline previously operated an Anchorage distribution center one third of the size of its new facility.
The GI Machine Shop worked closely with Jeff Rothman to fabricate the UV lightbox and refine details.
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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.