#34 Alaska


4.00 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

3.00 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

2.75 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation making it easier for the Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs to designate “military facility zones,” which would enable Alaskan communities to create tax incentives for business development related to military activities and stimulate local economic activity. The state, with assistance from the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, also is currently drafting Northern Opportunity: Alaska’s Economic Strategy, the state’s first comprehensive economic development strategy “to guide economic development policy, inform funding decisions for state and industry, identify opportunities for communities to grow and prosper, and provide a clear path to jobs for future generations.”

Key Industries

Aerospace; Air Transportation; Commercial Fishing; Drones; Tourism

Key Companies

Alaska Communications Systems
ASRC Energy Services
Carrs/Safeway
General Communication
Meyer’s
Providence Health & Services
Wal-Mart

Key Contacts

Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic Dev.

Britteny Cioni-Haywood, Division Director
907- 465-2510
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1770
Anchorage, AK 99501-3576
britteny.cioni-haywood@alaska.gov 
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ded/

Current Developments

2016 REGIONAL REPORT: The West

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN…

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

FEATURED CONTENT

New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”

SUBSCRIBE TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Sign Up to Receive Chief Executive Magazine

Chief Executive’s publications are designed to help CEOs do their jobs better and run their businesses more effectively. Subscribe here.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Falls To 12-Month Low In October

Chief Executive’s latest reading of CEO sentiment shows growing number of CEOs disillusioned with short-term economic recovery, as list of issues disrupting business continues to grow.