As one of Alaska’s most profitable and exciting industries, tourism is a vital part of Alaska Business coverage. From cruise operations in Southeast to Aurora viewing trips in the Interior, we provide businesses with the insight and economic forecasts needed to not just run a tourism business, but to run a successful, cutting-edge tourism operation.
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USDA Rural Development Funding for a Hotel, Helicopter, and Seafood Processor
US Department of Agriculture grants and loan guarantees pay for village infrastructure upgrades, new fishing vessels, and a helicopter.
New Executive Director for Discover Kodiak
A new boss in charge at Discover Kodiak just in time for the busy summer season. Brock Simmons has taken over as Executive Director of the visitor’s bureau.
Simpson Returns to ATIA as President and CEO
A former executive who stepped away from the Alaska Travel Industry Association for a couple of years is back, with a promotion. After a nationwide search, ATIA selected Jillian Simpson as its next President and CEO.
Alaska State Fair Replacing 60-Year-Old ‘Sluicebox’ Beer Hall
Due to roof damage, the Alaska State Fair is replacing its Sluicebox, with plans to open a new performance venue in time for the next fair in August.
Veilbreaker Skybridges Opening at Alyeska Resort
Alyeska Resort is giving guests a new view of Girdwood. In July, the resort is opening Veilbreaker Skybridges, a pair of footbridges suspended above Christmas and New Year’s Chutes.
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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.