Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the creation of the Alaska Economic Stabilization Team, a group of leaders who will work with the Dunleavy administration on a plan to protect the state’s economy from the impact of COVID-19 in Alaska.
Most experts indicate that the Last Frontier has turned the corner and in 2020 will claw its way out of the recession that started several years ago. However, the recovery is not expected to be uniform, as Anchorage remains in recession and many of the impacts of the state’s budget cuts have yet to play out.
Newly released data for the first half of 2019 show total wages up $355 million from the first half of 2018, with increases in all of Alaska’s major industries and sectors. The 4.0 percent wage growth exceeded inflation, which was 2.6 percent over the period.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides a partnership framework for a phased feasibility analysis of the West Susitna Access.
In a new paper, Mouhcine Guettabi summarizes the research on what is known of the PFD’s effect on employment, consumption, income inequality, health, and crime.
A new National Park Service report shows that 2,920,250 visitors to national parks in Alaska spent $1.36 billion in the state in 2018, resulting in 17,760 jobs and a cumulative economic benefit of more than $1.98 billion.
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.