Economy

Opinion: Taxes are the only way to boost Alaska’s economy

The state needs a new revenue stream.

Opinion: Pulp fiction won’t grow the economy

It’s an elaborate cover on top of a cheap fantasy.

Opinion: Investment is the only way to achieve growth and stability

Cutting projects and jobs has never built a society.

Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year

Most of the openings will not require previous airline experience.

Chuck Wimberly, President & CEO of Goldbelt Inc., speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Chuck Wimberly, President & CEO of Goldbelt Inc., speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Meilani Schijvens, Director of Rain Coast Data, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about Juneau ecomony at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State jobs, population projected to keep falling in Juneau

A silver lining was that jobs and earnings increased in Southeast.

Meilani Schijvens, Director of Rain Coast Data, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about Juneau ecomony at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Maria Covarrubian, right, Maddie Simbirdi, center, and Kourtney Howard wait to direct cruise ship passengers to their excursions downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Young adults become largest group in town

Juneau’s overall population is still getting older, but young adults are now the largest group in town. People ages 20-39 made up the largest group… Continue reading

Maria Covarrubian, right, Maddie Simbirdi, center, and Kourtney Howard wait to direct cruise ship passengers to their excursions downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)