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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...archipelago that makes up Southeast. Opponents of the rule have argued it blocks the state from millions of dollars of economic development in the nation's largest national forest. Proponents say the rule is needed to protect wildlife and natural habitat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
Sitka makes big plans for 150th Alaska Day

...in discussion, debate and learning during the event. The sesquicentennial will also provide possibilities for economic development, he said."We want to promote the idea of cultural tourism and how it can have an impact on Sitka's economy...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/sitka-makes-big-plans-150th-alaska-day
Local
Walker: 'I will win and fight for you'

...ranked second in 2012.Critics note that Walker too often ignores where he's fallen short.The state's chief economic development agency that Walker created, a hybrid public-private partnership, has been beset with problems, including handing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/walker-i-will-win-and-fight-you
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 13, 2015

...the three for sensing something was wrong and acting on it.Thumbs up to brightening up downtown. The Juneau Economic Development Corporation has been working on a few projects to spruce up downtown, and their work - combined with a bit of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-13/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
JEDC accepting applications from artists to decorate downtown electrical box

...Only one AEL&P electrical box will be decorated as part of this project, organized through JEDC.The Juneau Economic Development Council has acquired funding from a community partner to facilitate the decoration of an AEL&P electrical box...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/aelp-accepting-applications-artists-decor
Art
Army to slash Fort Richardson brigade by 2,600

...could have taken out the entire brigade of about 4,000 troops," said Bill Popp, president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.The JBER reductions, part of an Army-wide cut of 40,000 troops, will be from the 4th Airborne Brigade...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/army-slash-fort-richardson-brigade-2600
State
Transit dream faces fiscal reality

...industry and reducing congestion. It's about economic development."Jesse Kiehl, a member of the City and Borough...but they offer less potential for bolstering economic development. Steedle said the cost of streetcars makes them...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-02/transit-dream-faces-fiscal-reality
Local
Ferry sailings take budget hit

...instead of two.Shelly Wright, executive director of Southeast Conference, an organization that advocates for economic development in Southeast Alaska, called the monthlong break in service for Southeast's smallest communities "devastating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ferry-sailings-take-budget-hit
State
More on Kake's totem

...in Kake). Delegates from Kake were honored guests, and a welcoming address was given by the Commissioner of Economic Development, Frank Murkowski, who congratulated the people of Kake in their "foresight and determination in seeing this...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/more-kakes-totem
Art
Proposed ordinance would remove barrier to childcare centers in homes

...Satre said. Improving access to child care is a priority in both the city's comprehensive plan and the Juneau Economic Development Plan.The squeeze on child care in Juneau is a social issue that has gained attention in the past year. Child...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-24/proposed-ordinance-would-remove-barrier
Local

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