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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Cruise tourism expected to increase 6 percent in 2020 Cruise tourism to Alaska, will jump 6 percent next year, an industry trade group told Southeast Conference delegates at the regional development group’s annual meeting in Sitka. Cruise passengers increased 200,000 […]

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Cost reductions: Anchorage port job A group hired by Anchorage’s assembly found potential cost savings in the plan to rebuild and modernize the city’s aging port. One idea is to build one new cargo dock rather than two and to […]

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Health care

Health care

Workforce shortage in Southeast Health care providers in Southeast Alaska are having big problems filling positions with registered nurses particularly in short supply. Up to 30 percent of the professional workers employed by health providers in the region are “travelers,” […]

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Energy

Energy

Chugach rates; fire damage Chugach Electric Association will temporarily bump rates to offset costs of using more natural gas because of the shutdown of a transmission line bringing hydro power from the Bradley Lake project north from the Kenai Peninsula. […]

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Minerals

Minerals

Rare mine wall collapse at Pogo A rare mine wall collapse incident occurred at the underground Pogo Mine in late August, blocking one portal, or entrance. Safety was not jeopardized and mine workers used other portals to exit. Northern Star […]

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Seafood

Seafood

Chinese tariffs on seafood hiked China imposed an additional 10 percent tariff on U.S. seafood imports, bringing total tariff to 35 percent. Chinese tariff increases were ordered beginning in July in response to U.S. tariffs on China’s products imposed by […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

Tax consequence of BP-Hilcorp The sale of BP’s Alaska assets to Hilcorp Energy will cost the state treasury because Hilcorp, as a Subchapter S corporation, does not pay a state corporate income tax unlike BP, which is a normal corporation. […]

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