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Maritime Festival will bring familiar and new fun

...search and rescue demonstration, to be held in the channel at noon."People won't want to miss that." Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Brian Holst said.People who attend will get to see what the Coast Guard has to do...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-07/maritime-festival-will-bring-familiar-a
Local
Gov. Walker signs Arctic policy bill

...and spells out ways in which the state will attain those priorities."Among the priorities are promoting economic development, improving infrastructure, providing for science and research, keeping communities healthy and providing for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-12/gov-walker-signs-arctic-policy-bill
State
Sealaska rebounds from huge loss, but its operations remain in the red

...government services function and supporting economic development in Southeast Alaska.Narrowing operations...Its final goal is to support regional economic development.Haa Aani, Sealaska's economic development subsidiary with a sustainability focus...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-11/sealaska-rebounds-huge-loss-its-operati
Local
Celebrating the birds of the Stikine

...Alaska's Veronica Padula, who also gave a talk on the impact of debris and plastic on seabirds.Carol Rushmore, the economic development director in Wrangell, said besides education, the primary goal of the festival is realizing that the beginning of...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-06/celebrating-birds-stikine
Outdoors
Juneau passenger traffic expected to reach a million visitors in 2015

...share thanks to faster growth in Asia that is boosting the global cruise industry.Eva Bornstein, with the Juneau Economic Development Council, pushed to know more about industry growth in China, wondering if growth there may actually benefit Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03
Local
Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...state that Alaska will not tolerate its unsolicited interference in the multi-faceted and nationally strategic economic development plan for the Arctic," Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage said in announcing the passage of SJR18.At its outset...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaska-editorial-washington-state-sho
Opinion
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...reason we're getting the support is it's really recognized that workforce development is a really key point in economic development in our state," Fouts said.Fouts said the group is now working on getting organized and fundraising.The group...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/alaska-businesses-schools-partner-marit
State
Former assemblywoman to join Interior Gas Utility board

...because she helped create the utility.Winters is currently a consultant and executive director of the North Pole Economic Development Corp. She will serve on the board until the October election.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/former-assemblywoman-join-interior-gas-
State
Tracy LaBarge, Juneau entrepreneur

...understand I could be responsible with this," she said. "I was that naive."She sought advice from the Juneau Economic Development Council, borrowed some money, and got references from local business people. Her next trip to the bank was more...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/tracy-labarge-juneau-entreprneur
Art
SHI to sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy

...sealaskaheritage.org. The project is funded by a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development Strategies (ANA-SEDS) program.Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/shi-sponsor-latseen-leadership-academy
Art

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