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Alaska business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of AK communities

Relocate or Expand to Alaska - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Alaska business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of AK communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Alaska Business Data*


Population: 698,473
Total Labor Force: 364,800
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Number of Manufacturers: 786
Manufacturing Jobs: 23,088
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 1.05.4%
Corporate Income Tax:
Tax rates are graduated from 1% to 9.4% in increments of $10,000 of taxable income.

Sales Tax:

Property Tax:
Locally assessed. No property tax in 4 of 16 boroughs. Only 13 cities outside of organized boroughs levy a property tax.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
50% Food and kindred products
17% Petroleum and coal products
9% Printing and publishing
5% Industrial machinery and equipment
5% Fabricated metal products

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
ASRC Energy Services, Inc. (Anchorage) - 3,500
CH2M Hill (Anchorage) - 3,000
BP Exploration Alaska (Anchorage) - 2,000
UniSea, Inc. (Dutch Harbor) - 1,300
Trident Seafoods Corp. (Akutan) - 850
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Anchorage - 20,729
Aleutian Islands - 2,785
Kenai Peninsula - 2,490
Fairbanks North Star - 2,433
Kodiak Island - 1,676

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Anchorage - 20,499
Dutch Harbor - 2,164
Fairbanks - 2,128
Kodiak - 1,676
Juneau - 1,567

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
No Personal Income Tax
Made in Alaska Program
AIDEA Loan Participation Program
Southeast Alaska Revolving Loan Fund
Micro-loan program for women entrepreneurs
Rural Development Initiative Fund
Rural Small Business Development Loans

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Kodiak Chamber Of Commerce
Promoting our favorable business climate.
100 E. Marine Way, Ste. 300, Kodiak, AK 99615 (Map & Aerial View)
(907) 486-5557

Skagway Development Corp.
The Skagway Development Corporation shall serve the business community of Skagway as an advisory, administrative and technical resource for the purpose of creating ideas, developing initiatives, and/or enhancing existing business activities that benefit the economic environment in Skagway, Alaska.
P.O. Box 1236, Skagway, AK 99840 (Map & Aerial View)
(907) 983-3414

Looking to reach Alaska manufacturers? Access the Alaska Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/23/2014.

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