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My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending of the country is recovering from the recession that began in 2008, we're just entering ours. We have no manufacturing base to pick up the slack - our only real export is oil. Because it's caused by a global surplus, oil companies have...
My Turn: Dividend is not a handout

...or lucky landowners - benefit from Alaska's resources. It injects needed capital into an economy that lacks a manufacturing base to create wealth, and is responsible for much of Alaska's prosperity and economic stability. It ripples through...
City mulls tax breaks for local manufacturers

...word out about the program, he said. "It's the right thing to do to diversify our economy and build a strong manufacturing base," Powell said. Zoning is another issue, he added, suggesting that the committee send a message to the Juneau...
We have a common enemy - apathy

...have 12-year-olds working in our factories, instead of going to school, and we'd be able to compete for the manufacturing base of this brave new world. We've got plenty to shout at each other about, plenty of reason to dislike our neighbor...
Young: Seize energy opportunity

...said that Alaska could lower energy costs by diversifying its power generation and grab a portion of the nation's manufacturing base. Young said that low energy costs will help Alaska draw in the population growth that other western states have...
Liberals, unions cause damage to the nation

...about doing things to achieve their goals, but they have the same impact on America. They have all ruined the manufacturing base of the U.S. and have sent it overseas. Sound off on the important issues at Environmentalist have seen to it...
From bullets to beer

...percent of Juneau's economy, 4.1 percent of Alaska's and 12 percent of the U.S. economy. "Growing the manufacturing base here will take us away from having a colonial economy dominated by state and federal government and tourism...


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