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Change may hit Fairbanks hard

...added up. The borough has a population of 85,000. "That's almost a near-closure of that base," said Brigitta Windisch-Cole, a state Department of Labor economist. "That would have a significant impact." The impact could be offset...
Survey: Juneau's expensive

...much of the rest of the country, but the gap is gradually narrowing, the report said. Department economist Brigitta Windisch-Cole said that could be better for some residents wanting the same products and services available in the Lower 48...
Oil, gas employment hits low

...2002, according to a report by state Department of Labor and Workforce Development economists Neal Fried and Brigitta Windisch-Cole. These jobs include oil and gas extraction, drilling, and support activities for operators. It does not include...
Army to send more troops, copters to Wainwright

...married and that 400 dependents will move to Fairbanks with them. "It's a positive thing for Fairbanks," said Brigitta Windisch-Cole, another state labor economist. "Families need more services from the community." McLendon said the push...
Alaskans' 2004 income up 3.7 percent from '03

...34,085. The national average is $32,937. "That means we have a larger economy," department economist Brigitta Windisch-Cole said. Alaska ranks 16th in the nation for per capita income, with Connecticut the highest at $45,506 and...
City rental housing tight

...Shaffer's troubles are shared by many Juneau residents. According to an article by Labor Economists Neal Fried and Brigitta Windisch-Cole in the June 2001 issue of Alaska Economic Trends, in 2000 a two-bedroom apartment in Juneau cost $950 a month...
Deployment of troops begins to affect Fairbanks economy

...largest out of Alaska since the Vietnam War and some military families are also leaving. State labor economist Brigitta Windisch-Cole said the deployment will have an effect on retailers and restaurants. "But we can't quantify how big that...
Big fire season brings cash, better habitat forest health, they have become a mainstay of the economic health of many rural Alaska communities, said Brigitta Windisch-Cole, an economist with the Alaska Department of Labor. "For many, it often represents the only job opportunity...
Fish 'til You Die: Fishermen plan for future in unpredictable industry help offset such risks. "I know a lot of fishermen, and they do all kinds of investments," said Brigitta Windisch-Cole, a state economist. That is partly how Polk eked it out. Polk, who fished out of Juneau for 47 years, said...
Economists: Alaska still top fishing state

...2006 and 2007 brought record harvest values: $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion, said state labor economists Brigitta Windisch-Cole and Josh Warren. The value of Alaska's 2007 harvest was 3.6 times the value of Massachusetts' harvest...


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