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$16.2 billion is available for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums, and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers, and talent representatives.
UAA Business Plan Competition Winners Include Start-ups for Indigenous Eco-tourism and a Tiny Home Community
This year’s competition was open to both UAA students and community members.
“This vital economic aid will provide a much-needed lifeline for live venues, museums, movie theatres and many more,” says SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.
The competition seeks to boost economic development and jobs in the Bristol Bay region by supporting emerging businesses and entrepreneurs.
The 49th State Angel Fund, gener8tor, and the Municipality of Anchorage are partnering in a concerted effort to help the Anchorage economy and workforce adapt to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and beyond.
Op-Ed: Alaska’s Business Owners Are Not Alone
SBA Regional Administrator and Alaska SBDC Executive Director Jon Bittner want Alaskan business owners to know what resources are available as they develop pivot plans to respond to the changing business environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alaska Small Business Development Center helps small businesses grow throughout Alaska via its expanding online resources and business management expertise.
Assistance is provided by experienced business advisors and experts through on-site and/or online interactions or training and at no cost to clients.
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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.