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.
Ag-in-a-Box Traveling Classroom Expands from Online to In-Person
Alaska Village Initiatives received a $28,000 grant to support The Amazing Ag-in-a-Box Traveling Classroom program, an in-person expansion of its online subsistence farming curriculum.
Contango Ore Lining Up Financing for Manh Choh Gold Mine
The developer of the Manh Choh gold mine near Tok is moving ahead with financing, selecting ING CAPITAL and Macquarie to arrange a $70 million loan for this year’s pre-production construction.
Two Alaskans Win State Small Business Person Awards
The US Small Business Administration named a Small Business Person of the Year for each state. Alaska’s is Amie Sommer, and Virginia’s is an Alaskan, too.
Tlingit & Haida Purchase Driftwood Lodge
A hotel and café in downtown Juneau are now under tribal ownership. The Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska closed on the purchase of the Driftwood Lodge and Sandpiper Café.
Peter Pan to Buy Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co.
Peter Pan Seafood signed a letter of intent to purchase Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co., including a smokehouse facility in Anchorage and its salmon jerky brands.
Willow Is Go, but Arctic Offshore Is No
The Biden administration approved a scaled-down plan for ConocoPhillips’ Willow project while announcing further restrictions on North Slope oil development.
June 2 Launch Date for Northern Pacific Airways
The launch date is set for Northern Pacific Airways, but not out of Anchorage. The first route connects the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas.
Alaska Commercial Co. Takes Over Point Hope Native Store
Tikigaq village corporation is handing operations of the Point Hope Native Store to rural retail chain Alaska Commercial Company.
UAF Researcher Contributes to Fusion Energy
David Newman, a physicist at the UAF Geophysical Institute, studies plasma, which has implications for advances in nuclear fusion energy.