Economic Report 6-19

Economic Report 6-19

March 28, 2019

In this Issue:

Employment edges up, led by construction, oil
Uptick is slow but appears to gather momentum

U.S. Navy coming back to Adak?

Health care
State backs out of Wellpath deal
Medicaid changes being planned?
Fairbanks gas utility hits bumps
Kenai plant to import LNG?

The outlook in Juneau: Foggy!
Big PFD as a compromise?

Business Intelligence
Adak argues it can be freight container hub for Arctic shipping
Telecom companies feel the effects of state’s recession
Juneau solicits ideas on using cruise tax revenue
New ferry terminal planned north of Juneau
Nome to see jump in cruise ship visits
Southeast pilots worry about mega-ship
Ketchikan talks with cruise companies about public-private partnership
New defense department strategy paper on arctic
Bill to ban use of plastic bags advances in legislature

Petroleum
New oil project in Cook Inlet
Slope deposit reaches to ANWR
ConocoPhillips bullish on slope

Fisheries
Surge in salmon in 2019 season

Minerals
Water concern at Graphite mine
Mining economic impact in 2018

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