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Taking stock of economic development opportunities

Jeff Stepp thinks Alaska is at an inflection point: “It’s a pivotal time in Alaska’s history and economy because of the confluence of the loss of federal earmarks and the decline of the price of oil, which contributed greatly to our economy during the last…

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JBER, Fairbanks among opportunity zone selections

Geographic tracts identified as 25 federal Opportunity Zones were announced April 19 by the state’s Economic Development office in a move to spur private projects in distressed areas of the state. To be eligible, each tract’s population had to meet the criteria according to the…

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Missile defense gets boost from latest bill

EXCERPT – While the Republican tax overhaul was dominating year-end headlines, a major piece of bipartisan legislation became law that also has significant implications for Alaska. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Donald Trump in mid-December, allocates $699 billion to Defense agencies…

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F-35s Fly First Training Missions in Alaska Skies

For the first time, F-35 fighter jets are flying in Alaska as part of massive military training exercise. The small squadron is a preview of what’s in store for the Air Force in Alaska during the next few years. More than a dozen reporters and…

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