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What others say: Be kind to new arrivals

...doesn't contribute to Alaska's bottom line in the same manner as oil and gas. According to figures released by the McDowell Group in late 2014, last year 1.93 million visitors - close to three times the state's population - came to see Alaska...
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...municipal governments in Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome, the Northwest Arctic Borough and the Denali Borough, according to the McDowell Group data.About $100.2 million was paid to the state of Alaska in mining royalties, taxes, fees and rents, according...
Record pink harvest creates market glut

...action. So at this point even despite the heavy catch it looks like it's going OK."Seafood analyst Andy Wink of the McDowell Group, which works with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, said the current inventory on pinks could last about...
Kenai Peninsula College produces more than just caps, gowns

...provides the local economy in terms of the people it employs and the money it spends though. The school recently had the McDowell Group, a research firm based out of Juneau and Anchorage, study just that. "The Contributions of Kenai Peninsula College...
Voices of the Peninsula: An open letter to Borough Mayor Dave Carey

...employers on the Peninsula with more than 280 employees. * The economic impact of the college in 2007 as measured by the McDowell Group was: * Total impact = $19 million * Direct spending in the borough = $10.4 million, which resulted in an additional...
Soldotna chamber to move?: City council considers concept for new location

...issue. I think pulling across that traffic is going to be difficult." Market analysis conducted in October 2009 by the McDowell Group confirmed that there is also strong community support for such an undertaking. It isn't yet clear if the 20...
Visitor center move would benefit Soldotna

...There are no doubt questions about this proposition, and we want to answer some we have heard. Why do this at all? The McDowell Group prepared a feasibility and sustainability study for an enlarged visitor center and a future convention center. The...
Better diversity in schools leads to diverse workplace

...are negative in regard to the overall economy, they are positive about their own prospects. In a contract with the McDowell Group, an Alaska research and consulting firm, AEDC conducted a survey of 213 Anchorage businesses to determine how confident...
Southeast towns weathering economic distress differently

...industry had little impact on Juneau, an analysis by the McDowell Group concluded. Employment rose 18 percent in Juneau...fell elsewhere in the Panhandle, said Jim Calvin of the McDowell Group. Calvin told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce recently...
School board mulls studies the peninsula. District superintendent Steve Atwater announced at Monday's board of education meeting that the McDowell Group, a research based consulting firm in Anchorage and Juneau, estimated they could conduct an economic impact study...


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