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
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
All developed economies include a value-added sector; Alaska’s small but nationally competitive manufacturing is strong but narrow, with room to grow.read more
Alaska’s timber industry varies greatly by region within the state and there is great potential for growth of the industry.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.