Economic Report 1-19

Economic Report 1-19

Jan. 31, 2019

In this Issue:

New progress for big Donlin Gold project
Companies commit to new work, $322 million bond

Dunleavy dividends: $2.4 billion yearly to economy?

New Arctic port, route study
Bypass mail test program is off
New ferry in service in May

Money to complete Nenana bridge
Mat-Su’s rail project still pending

Governor wants producers back in Alaska LNG Project

Legislature convenes in Juneau, but House still not organized

Business Intelligence
Anchorage feels sticker shock with new $2 billion port repair cost
Anchorage sets April vote on alcohol tax hike
Engineers: Tall buildings withstood quake better
Governor’s request for federal disaster assistance likely to total $100 million
Some in government-averse Chugiak now want residential building approvals
State will certify UAA teachers despite accreditation loss, but longer term outlook uncertain
Anchorage’s water and sewer utility wants immediate rate increase
DoD plans $70 million upgrade at Shemya radar facility
Economists: Robust Northwest economy creates population drain from Alaska
Nome cracks down on underreporting for local personal property tax
Southeast expects surge in new tourists with bigger cruise ships; port improvements needed

Prudhoe output dips 10,000 b/d
Mustang field to start up in April
Great Bear, partners, set to drill

New co-gen, wind for Fairbanks?
GVEA, Chugach test solar arrays

Pebble EIS now mid-February
Sitka tribe sues on fishing rights

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