My Turn: Bill Walker is now a target

...and polarizing Alaskans. While he is conservative, he does not engage in party activities and politics. His economic development strategies are not mandated by party platform. Running as an independent is a far more natural fit for Bill...
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...more than party labels."The national policies are important," said Bill Popp, president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and a longtime friend of Begich. "But the ground game of how you take care of constituents' needs in...
A good crop of candidates

...Sally Saddler and Vice President Sean O'Brien. Saddler is not running for reelection. O'Brien and Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Brian Holst are running unopposed for the seats. Holst was the co-chairman of the...
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...premier Christy Clark was elected in 2011 she called for eight mines to go up in four years, creating new jobs and economic development for the province. And with recent the completion of the Northwest Transmission Line, Canada is capitalizing on...
Photos: Tesla comes to town

...stands with executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council Brian Holst, left, and Duff Mitchell...Hall's Tesla Model S electric car outside the Juneau Economic Development Council on Friday. Hall completed the trip from...
So far, no candidates for Valley seat

...for those of us with degrees" but for all Juneau residents. Yorba is on the board of directors for the Juneau Economic Development Council and Catholic Community Services. As of press time Thursday, he had not filed with the city clerk's...
Alaska Editorial: Alaska Class Ferry project welcoming news

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Nothing like an economic development announcement to perk up the spirits of Ketchikan and its business community.Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward...
Alaska Editorial: Air Force's pick for F-35 base is great news

...Assuming the base clears the EIS hurdle, the creation of about 3,000 jobs at Eielson (as estimated by a Fairbanks Economic Development Corp.) will be a tremendous economic boon for the area. FEDC estimates that those jobs will mean an additional...
Tribe Hires New Government Affairs Liaison

...with a project study on fisheries development in rural Alaska. She also holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Rural Economic Development (UAF), Associate's degree in Tribal Management (UAF) and certificate in Tribal Governmental Business Law...
Ice cream, coffee shop on the right track

Coppa, Juneau's homemade ice cream and coffee shop, won the Anchorage Economic Development Council's Pitch-on-a-Train competition in Anchorage this week. "This is a great opportunity for Coppa to get the word...


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