The film industry tax credit bill, Senate Bill 23, is undergoing some changes in the House, and there is a risk of no decision on renewing the program this year. The program does not expire until next year, but supporters say the planning horizons of the industry are such that plans already in the works will be cancelled if there is no assurance the tax credits will be renewed. Are the House changes deal breakers? APRN: Tuesday 4/10 at 10:00 am
A state-sponsored economic development panel wants suggestions for creating new timber industry jobs.
Sitka’s home-grown cruise company has wrapped up its first season. And it’s already planning to expand, with sailings to southern Southeast starting next year. Several other small lines also plan to increase capacity in 2012.
The oil and gas industry is about to start exploratory drilling in the deeper waters of Cook Inlet, perhaps by tomorrow. One Jack-up drilling rig is in place and a second was just bought and the owner hopes to have it drilling here by next spring.
The shellfish hatchery business is still experimental, especially in Alaska and especially when it comes to crabs.
A recent Alaska Department of Labor report shows many of Alaska’s industries lost jobs or were stagnant in recent years, but the demand for health care workers is strong and will continue to grow in coming years.
Slowly but surely, Southeast Alaska’s fledgling aquaculture industry is beginning to take hold.
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Alaskans will not immediately know the extent of industry interest in either of Alaska’s natural gas pipelines until this...