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.
Latest Manufacturing News
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 most recent Alaska-Made Building Products Directory was published in March 2013 by the Division of Economic Development of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.read more
Patrick Reilly is a lifelong Alaskan. When he graduated from West High School in the early seventies he was “working odd jobs in construction” while dating April Markley, who would later become his wife and business partner.read more
The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, released the first in a series of reports examining several emerging economic sectors in Alaska.read more
“You can have a whole pile of logs,” Brent Cole says from his home on Prince of Wales Island, “and then you find that one—so straight and so even—that’s what turns me on about what I get to do every day.”read more
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Many people only associate Native corporations with resource extraction projects and investments; however, most have far more diversified investment portfolios, with many teaming up with local businesses.
Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc. and the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), the Unangan (Aleut) Tribe of Native Alaskans, located on St. Paul and St. George in the Pribilof Islands, jointly announced they signed a history-making agreement for Sabrewing to provide a mix of up to ten aircraft.
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How to Fix an Earthquake in Four Days
At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?