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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Sitka Local Foods Network Honors Farmer, Meal Maker
A vegetable farm in Sitka and a packaged meal manufacturer from the Lower 48 that is expanding to Alaska are the prize winners at the 6th annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest.
Alaska Businesses Win SBA Honors for 2023
An Alaska apparel manufacturer, an environmental engineer, and a construction firm earn recognition from the US Small Business Administration.
Alaskan Brewing Brings Home a Gold Crushie Award
A can design for Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau earns a Gold Crushie from the international Craft Beer Marketing Awards.
Alaskan-Invented Cooler Finds Distribution Through Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s reached a distribution deal with PacBak, maker of the P88-MK Cooler/ROAM 18-V Vacuum Sealer Combo invented by Brian McKinnon of Wasilla.
Alaskan-made PacBak Is Headed Upstream to National Markets
The incredible story of PacBak and Brian McKinnon serves as inspiration for other underdogs looking to forge an entrepreneurial path in Alaska.
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This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.