Tag: Economy

The Curse of Natural Resources: economic impacts at home and abroad

This talk and discussion features Dr. Alexander James, a professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His presentation focuses on what is sometimes called “the paradox of plenty” and how resource-rich countries can often suffer from slow economic growth and other negative effects. Thanks for listening!

The Costs of Alaska’s Economic Roller Coaster

Join us for a panel discussion featuring representatives from various sectors of the business community discussing the ups and downs of the state’s economy and how we can fix it. Thanks for listening!

What you should know about US-China trade tensions and why that matters for Alaska

The United States and China are major trade partners, but current economic tensions between the two countries could have far-reaching affects. Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council spoke at the Alaska World Affairs Council about what these trade issues might mean for Alaska.  Thanks for listening!

Hope for Alaska’s economy

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2 pm and 8 pm. We all know the economy is bad. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about how bad, how long it will last, and, perhaps most important, what to do about it. Instead of sitting around waiting for the oil price to rise or the legislature to find a fiscal solution, our guests have looked at Alaska's assets, our people, and how to get to a brighter future.  LISTEN HERE

Alaska’s Place in the World Economy

Chief Investment Officer of Guggenheim Partners, Scott Minerd was recorded speaking on "Alaska's Place in the World Economy" at the Alaska World Affairs Council on March 2, 2012.

For the Love of Cities

We must love the cities we live in if we want them to truly thrive economically and socially, according to For the Love of Cities author Peter Kageyama. So what exactly makes a city lovable? Listen to Peter Kageyam on Addressing Alaskans and find out as he talks about the importance of creativity and culture. KSKA: Thursday 3/1 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Outside Forces Present Challenges For Alaska Economy

Outside forces – like the European debt crisis and turmoil in the Middle East – present both challenges and potential for Alaska’s economy.

What’s Next for the Troubled “New” Port of Anchorage?

Fully 90 percent of what we eat, drink, read and drive flows through the Port of Anchorage. And yet this gateway is 50 years old and vulnerable. A big quake could damage or destroy it. The fix has been flawed. Cost over runs and construction failures brought this retired Alaska shipper’s lament: “We’ve got a real mess on our hands.” Untangle it with host Kathleen McCoy and her guests Dr. Larry McCallister of the Army Corps of Engineers and Anchorage, Mayor Dan Sullivan on Hometown, Alaska.. KSKA: Wednesday 12/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Anchorage Tenth in “Best City” Rankings

Anchorage rates number ten in a national "best cities" ranking released this week. The online business publication Businessweek.com based its rankings on economic conditions, quality of life issues and access to higher education.

Few Studies Track PFD Impact

The state is sending out nearly 650 thousand Permanent Fund Dividends today. Its the 30th dividend paid to Alaskans. In all that time, there have been very few studies on how Alaskans spend the extra cash and how that spending affects the state’s economy. But retailers say their sales around dividend time take a big jump.

Report Recommends Growing Forest, Seafood, Visitor, and Renewable Energy Jobs

A new government report outlines 33 recommendations for creating new jobs in the forest products, seafood, visitor and renewable energy industries in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: June 13, 2011

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012, Talkeetna Woman Found, Hospitalized After Search Called Off, Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives, Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost, and more...

British Ambassador Touring Alaska

The British Ambassador is visiting Alaska. Sir Nigel Sheinwald plans to go to Sitka today and to Prudhoe Bay later this week. Monday, the Ambassador was taken on a tour of the Pebble mining area, by Anglo American, and also met with United Fishermen of Alaska to discuss the proposed mine.