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My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...isn't conducive to fostering public trust.It was politicians who decided to build the two new ferries at the Ketchikan Shipyard. They went that route for the sake of Ketchikan's economy, but that decision will take more dollars directly out...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-spending-half-billion-dollars
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: The start of a shipbuilding partnership in Alaska

...Ketchikan Daily News: Gov. Sean Parnell told the community over the weekend he plans to build two ferries in the Ketchikan Shipyard and signed a notice of intent to award a contract.Parnell attended a Vigor Alaska open house at the shipyard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-24/alaska-editorial-start-shipbuilding-p
Opinion
State closer on Alaska Class Ferry deal

...original budget accounted for only a single, but larger, ferry than the two day boats now on the table.On Monday, Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward said the shipyard could start construction as early as September if the rest of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/state-closer-alaska-class-ferry-deal
Local
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...private companies choose the Ketchikan Shipyard for large-scale shipbuilding...Vigor Alaska, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard, said the company is coming...project does take place at the Ketchikan Shipyard, it would add to the growth...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/ship-yard-goes-so-goes-ketchikan
State
My Turn: The Katzehin ferries - design by politics

...already completed though. The state has asked Vigor Industrial to provide a price proposal for building one at their Ketchikan Shipyard. And unless they've been drastically changed from the design that was made public in January, these boats don't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-katzehin-ferries-design-polit
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Alaska Class Ferry project welcoming news

...spirits of Ketchikan and its business community.Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward told the Borough...manager/general contractor process that allows the Ketchikan shipyard to negotiate an agreement with the state for construction...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/alaska-editorial-alaska-class-ferry-p
Opinion
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...Portland, Ore.-based shipbuilder that operates the Ketchikan shipyard as Vigor Alaska.Vigor will act as the "anchor...Seward shipyard as it did when it purchased the Ketchikan shipyard in 2012, although perhaps not quite on the same...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-23/breakwater-next-step-sewards-developmen
State
Juneau Chamber talks commerce

...what's going on there."She went on to discuss expansion plans that have recently been realized - such as the Ketchikan shipyard - along with projects state officials are hoping to advance in the short term, like the Skagway Ore Terminal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18/juneau-chamber-talks-commerce
Local
Alaska Editorial: SB99 opens wider opportunities for Southeast Alaska

...at Niblack.The projects, which created economic excitement in recent years, received a boost reminiscent of Ketchikan Shipyard from the state this past legislative session. Like the shipyard in the past, the mining operations could be about...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-26/alaska-editorial-sb99-opens-wider-opp
Opinion
My Turn: The heart of the Southeast Alaska economy is its ocean

...economy for 10,000 years, yet there are important new opportunities emerging. A $140 million investment into the Ketchikan Shipyard has positioned Southeast Alaska to be a maritime center. Retreating sea ice has increased accessibility to the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-04/heart-southeast-alaska-economy-its-oc
Opinion

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