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Report paints less than rosy picture for Juneau

...slow growth in wages and population, and a slumping retail sector, were among the findings of an economic report released...despite efforts to diversify the local economy, the retail sector also is on a "downward trend." "The closure of Family...
Retail choices grow outside Anchorage

...boxes. Overall, Anchorage's retail sector was expected to gain 300 new jobs...didn't see much growth in the retail sector this year, other parts of the...also increase competition in the retail sector, which Metiva said is a good...
New offices, staff at Carlton Smith Co.

...the Juneau real estate market has remained incremental, Smith said. "Steadily, without much fanfare, the Juneau retail sector is expanding," Smith said in a recent press release that "Major retailers like Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, Petco...
Study: City's economy is going nowhere

...Wal-Mart officials have bought property in Juneau and plan to open an outlet next year. Miller said it would benefit the retail sector and boost the gross regional product, and it would strengthen Juneau as a regional hub. "But it would hurt retail...
State sidesteps recession in '10, stocks up cash reserves does every year, the fund paid out several hundred million dollars in permanent fund dividends, stimulating the retail sector just before the holidays. Alaska's military bases, another economic bulwark, seem secure, and with tensions heating...
Two cities touched by AMHS move

...Development Council. These jobs will cause a loss of other jobs in the economy such as those in the community's retail sector, restaurants, schools and public services. The total payroll loss in Juneau could be $3.8 million annually...
My Turn: Juneau's tourist trap monoculture

...Juneau property owners who lease the space, and it produces sales tax revenues. But I contend that a more diversified retail sector would produce a greater interest and a better shopping experience for visitors and could provide yearround value to...
Two men, two sewing machines work toward 'howling' success

...This mantra of making repairs that don't need repairing again is the philosophy the two take to every project. The retail sector is based now on things falling apart two days after you buy them, Mathiesen said. "I don't want people coming...
My Turn: Promote public input in managing tourism

...Directors would include: One representative from cruise-related business; one from destination industry; one from the retail sector and three from the public plus one Assembly member and one Forest Service member as ex-officio members, without...
Construction holds steady in 2007

...increase," Fried said. "We expect to see sizable gains toward the end of next year and certainly in 2009 in the retail sector." According to Dick Cattanach, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, the industry's...


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