The economic future of Alaska

Wikimedia commons photo by Pen Waggener

Alaska is an oil state, but will that be true forever? The state is confronting low oil prices and declining production. Several companies are betting on new production. Others think Alaska needs to grow a different kind of economy.

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HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Jon Bittner, with the Alaska Small Business Development Center.
  • Dan Robinson, Department of Labor
  • David Houseknecht senior research geologist with USGS
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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