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Borough economy has pros; cons

...half of 2014 compared to 2013, the borough added 200 jobs and saw the highest industry growth in the health care and retail sectors. Rodrigues said that typically, job growth isn't seen in just one sector. It is spread out to fulfill the needs...
Here one day, gone the next: Kenai Lowe's closes for business

...was doing."I just think that business will go elsewhere in the city," he said.Recent sales tax numbers for the retail sector that includes Lowe's were not immediately available. Clyde Johnson, from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, said he...
Wal-Mart reactions mixed the city of Kenai could create a lot of jobs and tax revenue, it could spell bad news for the city of Kenai's retail sector, according to some area business owners. Others said it could be a way to bring more people into the community to...
Construction holds steady in 2007, but expect slowing

...increase," Fried said. "We expect to see sizable gains toward the end of next year and certainly in 2009 in the retail sector." According to Dick Cattanach, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, the industry's...
Growing pains are sign of the times in Soldotna

...because of its robust sales tax revenue. To maintain its economic health, Soldotna must maintain the health of its retail sector, which means the city government would do well to make itself business-friendly. But on the other hand, Soldotna is...
Business booming on the peninsula

...20. For Soldotna, restaurants more than doubled -- from 11 to 27. Other services also saw marked increases. The retail sector added four large chain stores, and everything from accountants to travel agents expanded by anywhere from 150 to 350...
2010 not a bad year in Alaska does every year the fund paid out several hundred million dollars in permanent fund dividends, stimulating the retail sector just before the holidays. Alaska's military bases, another economic bulwark, seem secure, and with tensions heating...
Holidays happy for merchants

...trend established in 2004, 2005 and 2006, we can expect about a 4 percent increase in sales tax revenues from the retail sector," Borough Mayor John Williams said Thursday. Hal Spence can be reached at
Kenai city attorney plans to retire

...Commenting about the Wal-Mart land deal, Graves said, "From the time I got here, the citizens have wanted a bigger retail sector in Kenai." With Wal-Mart's presence, he feels other businesses will decide to locate in Kenai as well. Other...

...Alaska pollock catch surges despite world decline Lower gasoline prices spur smaller-than-expected decline in retail sector Former Homer News publisher takes over as GM of Alaskan Publications Fish board approves co-op plan Shipper...


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