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Alaska economic forecast: partly cloudy/sunny

...Which is great," Hartley said.While financial and service industries will see an increase in the state's gross product, natural resources industries are expected to decline, Hartley said. That is mostly due to declining oil production...
Empire editorial: Facts burn through fog of outgoing administration's economic legacy

...presence and cloud her message. While it is a fact that the price of oil greatly influences the value of Alaska's gross product, it is misleading for Fran Ulmer and Tony Knowles to characterize the past eight years as a period of prosperity...
In response to the Steller sea lion crisis stated on record that "it is clear that the $200 million to $300 million annual impact (of the opinion) on gross product is only a fraction of the likely effect (of the opinion)." Coastal Alaskans have already identified likely negative...
Retrenchment ahead for all Americans

...exports in Alaska's economy has been stagnant for over a decade, hovering between 9 and 11 percent of the state's gross product. The geo-economic reality is that North America is the natural market for Alaska's resources; given Alaska's...
Alaska fisheries report decent sales overall despite rising costs

...economy, but prices for salmon, halibut and Pacific cod "were robust enough to make up for the significant amount of gross products sucked off the top for fish prices." Stephan said fuel prices in Kodiak generally go up immediately with the rise...


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