Economic Report 15-2018

Economic Report 15-2018

Sept. 24, 2018

In this Issue:

Permanent Fund contribution to state budget will increase

Health Care:
Opposition stirs to proposed state health authority

Transportation:
Fuel shipments by sea to slope
Short reroute on Dalton Highway

Energy:
More LNG storage in Fairbanks
Private solar project in Mat-Su
GVEA’s Healy 2 coal plant on line

Politics: Three-way governor’s race unpredictable
Is Walker being squeezed between Begich, Dunleavy?
Begich swings left, endorses salmon initiative
Walker runs on record of addressing state’s fiscal challenge

Petroleum:
Latest Nenana Basin well is dry
Caelus tight on Smith Bay plans
Oil and gas employment level
Moose Pad on track for startup
Liberty project producing by 2023?

Minerals:
Pogo Mine sold by Sumitomo
Pebble opponents cry foul

Fisheries:
Salmon season wraps up
Fall fisheries pick up statewide
Ocean Beauty Petersburg plant

Business Intelligence:
Military, tourism lifts Fairbanks this year
Tourism boosts Fairbanks; leisure and hospitality employment up 12 percent this year.
Wages paid in Alaska rose 1.6 percent in the first half of 2018
Marijuana tax revenue continues to climb; funds earmarked for drug treatment
Arguments in cruise industry lawsuit in Juneau
University requests $24.5 million increase for next year’s budget
Anchorage teachers at contract impasse with district
State issues air violation notices to cruise ships
Well-known businessman, financial advisor Robert Gillam dies
Niche retailers in Anchorage do well; Moose’s Tooth owners expanding
North Slope oil work pays over 25% of Mat-Su payroll
Alyeska Pipeline will trim 10 percent of its workforce in reorganization
BP says it spent $855 million, employed 1,600, in Alaska in 2017

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