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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...stable tax policy encourages the oil industry to increase investment. More investment...Employment and spending by the oil industry is at record highs, caused by major...imperative that we view the resource industry as our partners to keep the state moving...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
MIT economist: Kick the oil habit

...together competing businesses within industry clusters. JEDC facilitates working groups...company SWiTCH and others in the mountain industry - including direct competitors - gain...innovative startups that fit into the existing industry clusters. Alaska shouldn't try to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-30/mit-economist-kick-oil-habit
Local
Student chefs whisk away to culinary competition

...regularly to the TMHS program because it "dovetails so well with (their) industry," and many of the culinary students may continue on with careers in the food industry. This year they had increased revenue from fundraising and decided to give...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-30/student-chefs-whisk-away-culinary-compe
Local
JEDC opens 2015 Innovation Summit with talk on connection and networking

...kayak.The event continues today with more discussion about how small businesses can grow and contribute to growth of their industry through collaboration in working groups, with a presentation by French Mountain Cluster participant Armelle Solelhac.Gov...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/jedc-opens-2015-innovation-summit-talk-
Local
Innovation Summit opens today

...talk about innovation and the JEDC's "industry cluster initiative," executive director...When businesses and people around industry collaborate, more active collaboration...of being a small business through an industry-based working group, a trend that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/innovation-summit-opens-today
Local
Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...treated the same as a minor who has alcohol, what the penalty will be for violating community decisions to prohibit the new industry, and what will happen if someone tries to bring marijuana into a correctional facility.Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/official-presents-ideas-marijuana-regul
State
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...that have been part of their local fabric for generations," said Oceana's vice president Jacqueline Savitz.But the oil industry applauded the move, saying much of the U.S.'s offshore potential remains untapped. Production from offshore areas accounts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Couple taps into passion for vinyl at Anchorage store

...couple's new business is part of an industry hit hard by the digital age in the late...But in the last two years, the music industry reportedly began to recover, with vinyl...International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which analyzes the global market...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/couple-taps-passion-vinyl-anchorage-sto
State
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...I'm guardedly optimistic," offered Les Cronk, a timber industry representative from Ketchikan, as the Tongass Advisory Committee...is cut.With stakeholders from environmentalists to timber industry representatives making up the Tongass group, some had their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
Local
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...legislators.The goal of SB21 was to offer tax breaks to the oil industry for increased production. Have we gotten increased production...47.28/bbl. The Department of Revenue also estimated the industry would require $52.71/bbl to produce the oil: $9.31...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion

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