Economic Report 20-18

Economic Report 20-18

Dec. 28, 2018

In this Issue:

ANWR: $3 billion a year to state?
What if ANWR has no oil? Geologists’ views differ
Polar bears will be point of contention in ANWR

Jobs: Petroleum workforce shows first increase since 2015

Infrastructure
Cruise tax decision a dilemma

Tourism
Petersburg debates cruise tours
Fairbanks delays hike in hotel tax

Telecom
High-speed internet in Nome

Business Intelligence
Governor cites lower oil prices in budget plan
Is governor setting the stage for budget cuts?
Earthquake damage in Southcentral more extensive than first thought
Few Southcentral residents had earthquake insurance
State transportation agency praised for quick earthquake highway repairs
More economic data: Personal income up; slower population growth expected
BLM conveys land in Goodnews Bay to state; first of several land transfers
Bristol Bay Native Corp. buys environmental service company
Pebble’s draft EIS on schedule; company plans 2019 work program at mine site

Petroleum
Light bidding in NPR-A lease sale
Feige names new DNR leads

Fisheries
Coastal Villages’ worker bonuses
Concerns over Kodiak rockets

Forest products
Viking Lumber manufacturing

General Business
Railroad: Winter passengers up
Ketchikan gives teachers a raise

AkEconRpt-No.-20-2018

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