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Part Three — Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and Its Growth Industries

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part blog series looking at economic trends in Southeast Alaska. You can read the first blog post here and the second one here. The tourism industry in Southeast Alaska is experiencing significant sustained growth, according to a new study. The Southeast Conference, a Juneau-based [...]

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Part Two — Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and Its Growth Industries

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series about Southeast Alaska’s major economic engines – maritime, seafood and tourism. You can read the first installment here. Southeast Alaska fishermen enjoyed a record year in 2013. According to a new report by the Southeast Conference, the region’s seafood harvest weighed a whopping 479 million [...]

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Part One — Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and Its Growth Industries

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series. Coming next: how the seafood industry helps drive the regional economy in the Tongass National Forest. The maritime industry in Southeast Alaska – home to the Tongass National Forest — is experiencing major growth. Since 2010, the maritime sector has expanded by 14-percent or nearly [...]

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Intro — Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and Its Growth Industries

Seafood, maritime and the visitor industries are bright spots in Southeast Alaska’s economy, according to a recent study by the Southeast Conference, a Juneau-based economic development organization. The report entitled, Southeast by the Numbers 2014, examines economic trends between 2012 and 2013 in Alaska’s Southeast panhandle, home of the Tongass National Forest. It finds that [...]

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Let’s Not Cook the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

October 16, 2014 By MALENA MARVIN FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE According to Southeast Conference, Southeast Alaska’s economy is increasingly stable, diverse and strong. Bolstered by the powerful twin engines of fishing and tourism — drawing $1 billion each to the region annually — the Tongass is not unlike the proverbial goose that is laying golden [...]

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