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What others say: Restoring Alaska-hire is nothing to brag about

...than the nation as a whole?Walker blames "sharply declining" public sector employment and some layoffs in the oil and gas sector for Alaska's unemployment rate diverging from the national average, but in reality the difference is only 0...
Voices of Alaska: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...higher than the national average, as a result of sharply declining public sector employment and some layoffs in the oil and gas sector. Relatively low oil prices mean depressed capital budgets, and depressed oil company investments may remain with...
Norway's king opens Arctic drilling conference in Alaska

...from each other and plenty to gain from increasing our economic collaboration in the Arctic, particularly in the oil and gas sector," King Harald V told industry representatives at the Arctic Offshore Operations Conference in Anchorage.The 78-year-old...
Support businesses see growth, need laborers

...about 25 people out of its peninsula branch and hopes to see that number grow."We see the Kenai growing with the oil and gas sector and more companies coming in, which in that sense then we'll be able to provide more jobs. More demand, more...
With new development, housing market heating up

...with prices ranging from $295,000 to $950,000, Feeken said.Future activity is likely dependent on the oil and gas sector staying strong, both said, noting that whether or not changes to the oil tax regime are repealed will affect future...
Faulkner: Time for change in Legislature

...infrastructure; recruit Anchorage based businesses to re-locate here; boost year-round local hire schedules within the oil and gas sector and accelerate their spending plans. For capital projects, youth sports facilities deserve greater attention as...
Candidates share answers to wide-ranging questions

...variables of which we have little control over locally but I am fairly confident that the ensuing resurgence of the oil and gas sector in Cook Inlet Basin will help to temper those negatives. At this juncture in the borough's history frugality is...
Op-ed: Alaska's oil comeback has begun

...gas companies. After lowering its government take on North Sea oil, the United Kingdom saw a resurgence in its oil and gas sector. Tax reform in the UK led to new jobs, new investment and new production. Here in Alaska, with the signing of...
Variety makes the Kenai healthy

While many Alaska communities find it a struggle to diversify their economies, the Kenai Peninsula Borough has enjoyed that state of affairs for years, according to an article in the November issue of Alaska Economic Trends, published by the Alaska Department of Labor.
EPA sued over inlet waste

...Native villages of Port Graham and Nanwalek. Dianne Soderlund, EPA?s communications coordinator for the Alaska oil and gas sector, said it was too early to make a specific response to the lawsuit. But she did say the permit was issued only...


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