This complimentary presentation is available to all members and customers in all 50 states.
The Seattle/Tacoma area has been the gateway to Alaska since 1899 and remains so today. Labor and Workforce Development Economist for the State of Alaska, Neal Fried, is the resident expert on everything when it comes to the economy of our 49th state, and how it relates to the Lower 48 and Hawaii. The challenges of recent years ranging from low oil prices to the impact of COVID on their tourism industry will be a featured part of his remarks. Neal will take a look a back at the past few years and give you his thoughts about the future of the state based on his decades of experience studying data for one of the most unique economies in the USA.
Neal has been a regular participant in our Anchorage educational programs for a number of years. And, again, this year, we are pleased to welcome him online. Also, we are pleased to welcome all members from Alaska, the Lower 48 and Hawaii. Many of you have a professional and personal interest in Alaska, and Neal is the one with the clearest crystal ball about their future.