Recent Economic Report

Recent Economic Report

Economic Report 15-19

In this issue we discuss how the surge in tourism is sparking new infrastructure, as well as the effects of the organizational turmoil at UAA.

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Economic Report 14-19

In this issue we discuss the cost of the summer fires, what happens to Prudhoe Bay while BP sale is unresolved, and the results of a campaign to recall the governor.

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Economic Report 13-19

In this issue we will be discussing the HILCORP/BP deal, the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, as well as the cost of delaying building maintenance for the University of Alaska and more.

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Economic Report 12-19

In this issue we talk about the Governor’s budget and is it going to keep us in a recession, the new space data center in the Mat-su, and the season that the North Slope had.

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Economic Report 11-19

In this issue we contemplate the budget mess in Juneau on our economy, UA’s Board of Regents declaring a financial emergency, delay of port reconstruction in Anchorage and much more

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Economic Report 10-19

In this issue we we discuss what the veto would do to the University of Alaska, bids for the reconstruction project, employment rates and more.

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Economic Report 9-19

In this issue we will be discussing Donlin Gold is hiring again and First bids on big port reconstruction project in Anchorage. We’ll also be discussing the employment trends in Alaska for the summer, political gridlock over PFD And much more.

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Economic Report 8-19

May 28, 2019 In this Issue: Alaska’s PFDs almost didn’t happen Public was lukewarm on dividends; many legislators were opposedWhere did the idea come from?Senior citizen bonuses, student loans were early modelsAccidents of history played a rolePublic was initially skeptical to […]

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Economic Report 7-19

April 19, 2019 In this Issue: How the Permanent Fund came to be Political vision in 1976, but voices of caution, tooLegislators in 1976 resisted impulse to define Fund in detailIdea of savings fund surfaced first in 1960sPrudhoe Bay changed […]

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Economic Report 6-19

March 28, 2019 In this Issue: Employment edges up, led by construction, oilUptick is slow but appears to gather momentum U.S. Navy coming back to Adak? Health careState backs out of Wellpath dealMedicaid changes being planned?Fairbanks gas utility hits bumpsKenai […]

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Economic Report 5-19

April 19, 2019 In this Issue: Hilcorp starts production at its new “Moose Pad” project State’s economy tips up; let’s not mess it up EnergyIGU cuts out of Siemens dealPetersburg hydro upgradeUAF coal power plantChugach, ML&P deal proceeds Economic data […]

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Economic Report 4-19

March 28, 2019 In this Issue: Economy perks up; now budget hits raise worryFirst employment increase in three years; may decline againBusinesses fret over Anchorage port modernization InfrastructureMat-Su transportation grant  EnergyRailbelt utilities at odds, againLower water levels in Southeast Health […]

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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 […]

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Economic Report 2-19

Feb. 14, 2019 In this Issue: Native corporations’ new stake in slope oilNew projects will pay $173 million/year in royalties at peak EconomyMat-Su showing job gains Health CareMedicaid covers 210,000 Alaskans Governor’s budget cuts hit across the state Business IntelligenceConstruction […]

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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? Transportation New Arctic port, route study Bypass mail test program is off […]

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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 differPolar bears will be point of contention in ANWR Jobs: Petroleum workforce shows first increase since 2015 InfrastructureCruise tax decision […]

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Economic Report 19-2018

Dec. 10, 2018 In this Issue: NPR-A oil production will hit state budget by $250 million/year Mechanical contractors, others busy in Southcentral:Earthquake refocuses attention on building standards Energy:Juneau’s AEL&P to remain U.S.Delay for Tacoma LNG fueling Health Care:Payment problems for nonprofits […]

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Economic Report 18-2018

Nov. 26, 2018 In this Issue: PoliticsWelcome, Governor-elect DunleavyOil prices, production both decline; could PFD plan imperil budget?Dunleavy set to take over; cliffhangers on House, Senate organizationWhat business is telling Gov.-elect Dunleavy Tourism, from Scott Habberstad (Alaska Airlines)Minerals groups, from […]

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Economic Report 17-2018

Oct. 29, 2018 In this Issue: Governor’s race – stakes are high: Republican Dunleavy said to have edge Broadband consumer costs in rural Alaska could be cut: Plan for new Alaska telecom satellite; contracts near Permanent Fund dividends hit the […]

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Economic Report 16-2018

Oct. 19, 2018 In this Special Issue: Riding Higher Oil Prices and POMV; Alaska’s Finances Look Up Caution raised, however, on new use of Permanent Fund earnings With some luck – and higher oil prices – Alaska’s budget deficit may […]

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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 Transportation:Fuel shipments by sea to slopeShort reroute on Dalton Highway Energy:More LNG storage in FairbanksPrivate solar project in […]

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Economic Report 14-2018

In this Issue: Efforts stall to reform medical “80th-percentile” rule State regulation blamed for helping drive up health costs Nome health cost sticker shock Providence contract with nurses Economy: Walker proposes Permanent Fund support for economic development Transportation: Maersk plans […]

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Economic Report 13-2018

In this Issue: Petroleum Oil is found all over western North Slope Dry holes for decades; new technology now enables discoveries What can we make of these new oil discoveries? Employment effect more difficult to judge New development is technology-driven […]

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Economic Report 12-2018

In this Issue: Recession still a drag on Anchorage | Survey shows an uptick in consumer confidence Increased confidence, but there is still caution Anchorage housing starts, building permit values are down Permanent Fund gained 10.74 percent in FY 2018 Business […]

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Economic Report 11-2018

In this Issue: Business Intelligence Report: ANCSA regional corporation revenues dipped in 2016 Alaska inflation trails national average Costco to open new store in Fairbanks in November It’s official: REI to relocate in Anchorage’s midtown State auctions state lands, nets […]

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Economic Report 10-2018

In this Issue: Economy Recession lingers, but some industries stabilize State to contract for marketing, sales of state park merchandise FCC  probes Alaska telecom’s charges to rural hospitals Business Intelligence It is near-official: REI to move to Anchorage’s Sears midtown […]

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Economic Report 9-2018

In this Issue: State government Fiscal plan is signed – now comes the hard part Minerals Pebble changes its mine plan Energy DOE new energy tech grants Deal signed on Fairbanks LNG Transportation Bering Sea traffic rules agreed Health care […]

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Economic Report 8-2018

In this Issue: NGO investor lobbying appears to pay on Pebble ANWR lease sale could come as early as July, 2019 Energy Siemens: LNG to Fairbanks Railbelt utilities, on coordination Minerals Pebble says it will replace First Quantum Minerals for […]

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Economic Report 7-2018

In this Issue: Still a deficit, and more to be done Legislature takes big step in closing fiscal gap Zinc prices drive up Red Dog Mine profits, and NANA royalties Energy Fairbanks EPA clean energy loans Low water slows Southeast […]

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Economic Report 6-2018

In this Issue: What has the dithering in Legislature cost us? The cost of fiscal uncertainty: Investment losses State’s recession drags on but job loss eases Transportation Alaska Railroad back in the black Fisheries 2018 will be a low year […]

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Economic Report 5-2018

April 6, 2018 In this Issue: A push for new oil taxes from state House Legislature careens toward end-game; fiscal structure key issue Alaska LNG delayed a year; Chinese pay a visit Energy HEA votes down solar, for now Siemens […]

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Economic Report 4-2018

March 15, 2018 In this Issue: Alaska fits energy diversification, Arctic strategy China LNG deal for real? Independent expert says yes, maybe Recession lingers, but is flattening; are we near bottom? Energy Healy 2 coal plant to start up State’s […]

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Economic Report 3-2018

February 28, 2018 In this Issue: $1 billion local payroll appears set to grow Business booms at Anchorage’s airport, driven by cargo Special report: Salmon initiative; HB 199; new habitat permits Transportation Mat-Su has new hopes for federal grant to […]

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Economic Report 2-2018

February 14, 2018 In this Issue: Oil, mining and defense increases offset other decline Construction spending to rise 4 percent in 2018 Production from Alpine, Kuparuk oil fields increased in 2017 Energy Goldman Sachs values ML&P Infrastructure: Inventory underway on […]

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Economic Report 1-2018

Januray 14, 2018 In this Issue: Governor button-holes producer on natural gas BP holds Prudhoe production level; overall slope is up 1.4 percent Energy Chugach/ML&P utility deal CIRI, Chugach in a tiff over wind Health care Ketchikan looks at cost […]

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