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Division of Economic Development appoints new director

Joe Jacobson began his new job as the state's Division of Economic Development director Aug. 1.Jacobson came to the position from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, where he directed overseas seafood marketing...
Pitching Alaska's benefits

Alaska Division of Economic Development Director Lorene Palmer told a special House committee Thursday that the state appears to be recovering from its recent tourism slump.Palmer...
State withdraws helicopter regulations near Haines

...local planning and zoning. "The borough can take this on," he said. Clough, who also met with Haines economic development director Robert Venables over heliskiing and other business issues, said the heliski regulations "present a significant...
Haines: Cruise line schedule skips Haines in 2003

...foreign-flagged vessels from completing round trips between U.S. ports without a stop in a foreign port. Wrangell economic development director Carol Rushmore said the town is gearing up for the Norwegian Wind next summer. "They're coming up to scout...
Construction likely to clash with major arms treaty

...closed, nearby Delta Junction, a community of about 3,000, lost about half of its job base. The town's economic development director is happy to see the military return. "They will have an awful lot of construction people, and they will...
Ferry's home may be Juneau

...set the Juneau-Haines-Juneau, Juneau-Skagway-Juneau route five days a week. But Robert Venables, economic development director for the Haines Borough and an MTAB member, argued the plan would leave Haines and Skagway without direct...
State-owned part of Haines dock collapses

...holes are in an area that isn't used for parking and it isn't used to stage vehicles. Robert Venables, economic development director for the Haines Borough, said the problem isn't expected to interrupt ferry service at all. "We'll know...
Haines officials: Fast ferry may be a mixed blessing for town

...Haines five days per week next summer, but will not make the trip between the latter two cities. Haines economic development director Robert Venables said that's a concern. "We definitely want a direct link between Haines and Skagway...
Neighbors Digest

...director for the Southeast Conference. Carol Rushmore, president of the Conference Board of Directors and economic development director for the city of Wrangell, announced the appointment on June 8. Southeast Conference was formed in 1958 as...
Haines to host tourism symposium

...Hospitality Association representatives, will be in Juneau attending board meetings and tourism symposiums. City Economic Development Director Robert Venables said the symposium will illustrate what the tourist business is doing around the state...


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