You want to know—and we want to tell you—what’s happening with Alaska’s businesses: large corporations with thousands of employees or sole proprietorships filling a niche; manufacturers adding value to local resources or engineering firms with decades of specialized experience; or companies centralized in Southcentral or operating across Alaska’s slopes.
Browse below to get a comprehensive look of what’s happening—and why it matters.
Jersey Mike’s Subs Opens First Alaska Location in Wasilla
Nationwide sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its first Alaska location in Wasilla, and more are on the way throughout the summer.
Sustainable Energy: Dishing Out Food Security
The 2nd annual Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference included a greater emphasis on the food system as an aspect of sustainability, compared to the inaugural year.
Alaska Businesses Win SBA Honors for 2023
An Alaska apparel manufacturer, an environmental engineer, and a construction firm earn recognition from the US Small Business Administration.
Sustainable Energy: ‘A Model for the World’
As a former teacher, Governor Mike Dunleavy says the goal of his second Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference is for attendees to leave with ideas they didn’t know before.
More than $200M in Federal Disaster Relief for Crab and Salmon Fisheries
The US Department of Commerce allocated nearly $216 million to benefit Alaska crab and salmon fishermen, their crews, and seafood processors who have struggled through economic disasters in the last few years.
Sustainable Energy: Decarbonizing Aviation
The 2nd annual Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference discussed ways to decarbonize the air travel that brought guest speakers and exhibitors to Anchorage.
Alaska Employment: April Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent
Unemployment in Alaska held steady in April at a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.7 percent, while the total number of jobs grew by 2 percent, up by 6,100 from the year before.
Chugach Alaska Invests in CYBER Express Carwash Chain
A new carwash chain, CYBER Express, is coming to Anchorage, and Chugach Alaska Corporation is investing in the venture’s approach to sustainability.
Kinross Establishes New Resource Development Scholarship for UAF
The operator of the Fort Knox gold mine presented $350,000 to UAF to establish the Kinross Alaska Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship, with the goal of diversifying the resource development workforce.
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.