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“All Alaska businesses should develop a workable crisis preparedness plan that takes into consideration what we learned over the last 18 months from the pandemic,” writes Steve Brown, SBA’s Alaska District director. “The following are six simple business strategies a business can use for future crises.”
The annual eight-month program is a ‘deployment accelerator’ for startups working on new, market-based approaches to climate resilience and the resource revolution.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA.
“We are honored to be recognized by Solar Power World for the fourth year, for our efforts to advance the adoption of solar energy in Alaska,” says Jackie Savina, President of Arctic Solar Ventures.
These programs recognize the nation’s most innovative organizations with inclusive approaches towards supporting entrepreneurs in research and development.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.