Economic Report 3-19

Economic Report 3-19

March 7, 2019

In this Issue:

Governor’s budget shakes business confidence
Uncertainties now cause projects to be delayed
Legislators are not about to accept Dunleavy’s budget, and will write their own

Infrastructure
Skagway dock options eyed

Transportation
Truckers’ big economic clout
Plan to delay ferry service cutoff

Energy
Southeast hydro: Low water
GVEA drops Eco-Green deal
Rural renewable energy program
UA’s new power plant to fire up

State gas project “shutdown”: Sending a signal?
Talks underway with two of three slope producing companies
“Smaller” backup gas pipeline gets its federal permits

Business Intelligence
Anchorage’s housing appears stable, but there are challenges
Sign of confidence? New freight terminal under construction
Another positive note – personal income rising
Alaska municipalities to coordinate sales taxes for online purchases
Fairbanks moves to address its deferred maintenance
Eielson housing contractor still balks at local tax
Fairbanks teachers want new contract, raises
Alaska federation of natives returns to Fairbanks in 2019
New Alaska tv series, this one actually filmed in state

Petroleum
Slope production dips this winter

Minerals
Another step for big Donlin project
Another big step for Pebble, too

Timber
New Southeast harvest contract

Seafood
Large new mariculture projects

AkEconRpt-No.-3-2019

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