Tag: Alaska Economic Report

LISTEN: Job gains expected for Alaska in 2020

In 2020, the state is expected to continue adding jobs, but more slowly.

LISTEN: Only one state ferry is currently in operation. How are coastal communities dealing with sailing uncertainty?

This summer, many Alaskans have seen long gaps in service. In some communities, it is still uncertain when boats will return.

One Anchorage business delivers 150 pizzas a week by plane

There's one Anchorage business flying pizzas hundreds of miles, to far corners of the state.

On average, Anchorage households spent $70,000 in one year. Where did that money go?

"Our housing story is vastly different from the rest of the country. And it has been now for four or five years."

Seven things to know about getting into and out of debt

It's the holiday season ⁠— a time of celebration, gift giving and spending. It can be tempting to lessen the impact of that spending by charging purchases on credit cards. But there are some important things to know.

Did the big 2018 earthquake shake up Alaska’s economy?

A year after the quake, are there clear impacts on Alaska's economy as a whole?

Researchers to study wildfire, unstable permafrost and rain-in-winter events on urban Alaska

Over the next four years, a collaborative research project aims to take a close look at three natural hazards: wildfire, unstable permafrost, and rain-in-winter events.

How can Alaskans make the most of the PFD? Here are a few ideas.

Beyond the political battle, part of the PFD story is a lot more personal. If you're handed this sum of money each year — how do you make the most of it?

Research shows studded tires cost the state millions of dollars in road maintenance every year

A new report finds that over the next 20 years, the road maintenance related to studded tire use will cost the state way more than what it takes in from fees drivers pay to use them.