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

Fuel shipments by sea to slope
Short reroute on Dalton Highway

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

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?

Pogo Mine sold by Sumitomo
Pebble opponents cry foul

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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