In This Issue
The 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the fourth annual Best of Alaska Business Awards! As part of our continuing mission to support Alaska’s business communities, each year we look to you, our readers, to tell us which businesses excel in a range of diverse categories.
Check out these opportunities around the state for locals or out-of-state travelers to (most importantly) cuddle with husky puppies—while learning more about the official sport of the 49th State.
Alaska is known for having some of the most hazardous industries, requiring various types of insurance to protect operations, employees, customers, and the general public.
Combined transportation projects are estimated to total nearly $1 billion, which is approximately half of projected public construction project spending (excluding national defense) across the state.
For business owners, increasing healthcare costs are squeezing out other investments and limiting growth opportunities. But it is not all bad news; positive things are happening too.
Quite a number of advanced-exploration and development projects are underway—some at existing sites and some at newly discovered areas—that may bring even more mines to fruition in the near future.
The North Slope and the Interior are carrying the brunt of Alaska’s construction projects. Overall, however, the state’s construction landscape continues to inch toward brighter pastures.
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.
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. The quake shook buildings, rattled road systems, and even prompted a tsunami warning that was later canceled.
As the world increasingly turns its eyes northward to the potential of the Arctic, Alaska finds itself uniquely positioned to play a leading role to serve as a gateway and forward base of operations for commercial development in the region.
When it comes to office design, taste is subjective. But one thing that most business owners, architects, and interior designers tend to agree on is that today’s offices need to be adaptable.
Companies in the tourism industry often work together to provide the best experience for those visiting the Last Frontier. And while this form of cooperative tourism may seem counterintuitive since many of them are competing for the same tourist dollar, such relationships actually benefit all of the parties involved—including the state itself.
Since 1984, Alaska Business has documented, analyzed, and promoted the mercantile health of the 49th state, from Alaska's multibillion-dollar industries to its single proprietors and small businesses.
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