Elected officials join business leaders to announce Alaska as leading maritime state.
The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced that it is investing to help the Native Village of Napaimute, Alaska, acquire vital equipment needed to spur economic growth in the wood products sector.
By most accounts Alaska’s economy is finally set to emerge from several years of recession. The state’s residents can expect more employment opportunities with about 1,400 new jobs coming online in industries that have been stripping costs and reducing headcounts over the past four years.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management will honor Jim Dodson as its 43rd Business Leader of the Year during a sold-out dinner and award ceremony.
The cruise industry is crucial to Alaska tourism and the state’s financial well-being. The industry includes approximately 2,180 Alaska businesses that provide tours, activities, and services to the cruise lines and their passengers, according to Cruise Lines International Association
WTC Anchorage Executive Director Greg Wolf was honored for his nearly two decades of work to promote stronger trade and investment ties between Alaska and China.
In a 5-part series on GCI Channel 907, Alaskans across the state can tune in to programming addressing international implications of a new, global Arctic, as well as local and regional impacts ranging from border security to food and water security.
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.
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.