Working in Anchorage’s low-income neighborhoods, I have seen firsthand the toll the recession has taken on neighborhood businesses and the local economy. Commercial vacancies are up, unemployment is... Read more
My father is a rancher, so he speaks in "cowboy-isms". He once told me, “You go to school to learn you’re ABCs, but you go to work to learn the rest of the alphabet.”
He couldn’t have been more... Read more
Julia Casey moved to Anchorage in 2017 as an Americorps VISTA. Although she was placed in a position supporting entrepreneurs at the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, it wasn’t... Read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have gotten more information about a new tax break many will get, with the IRS issuing proposed regulations that explain the deduction for qualified business... Read more
A senator from Idaho gave up part of his July Fourth recess to spend time talking business in Alaska.
Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship chairman Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, held an oversight... Read more
A group of Chinese business delegates from the northeastern city of Harbin visited Anchorage June 8-9 to meet face-to-face with Alaska business leaders interested in opening more trade between the... Read more
The Alaska trade mission to China in May is already paying off in terms of incubating opportunities, Gov. Bill Walker said June 6 in Anchorage.
Speaking alongside an entourage of Alaska business and... Read more
Alaska isn’t just the second-youngest state in the union. Its population remains younger as well.
The median age in Alaska is 33.4 years old, compared to 37.4 nationally.
But the number of people... Read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don’t know whether they’ll be winners or losers.
Mike Kaeding would like to know how his... Read more
In 2011, Charlotte went bananas.
City officials in North Carolina launched a marketing campaign to entice Chiquita Brands International (aka Chiquita Banana) to relocate from Cincinnati and make... Read more