ECON 919

ECON 919 - Winding down the AK LNG project

Jan 10, 2020


The AK LNG Project is still alive, but its prospects for moving forward in 2020 are slim. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, the state agency that’s been spearheading the project since 2016 when the big oil companies got out, saw another large cut to its budget this year.



ECON 919 - Industry Outlook Forum

Jan 3, 2020


The annual industry outlook forum is coming up next week. This year’s forum will take place in Seward. The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, along with Chambers of Commerce from Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Seward all work to organize and support the event.



ECON 919 - Protecting coastal infrastructure

Dec 20, 2019


This week, keeping the boats moving safely in and out of alaska’s many harbors. Communities all along Alaska’s coasts are joining in the call for help funding local infrastructure projects. Both the borough and the city of Kenai recently adopted resolutions urging legislative action.


ECON 919 - Mayoral candidates talk taxes, annexation

Dec 6, 2019


This week, the city of Soldotna will hold a special election for mayor on December 17th. The election comes a little more than three months after the unexpected death of former mayor Dr. Nels Anderson. Two candidates are in the race, former mayor Pete Sprague and Charlene Tautfest. They took on a range of local economic questions at a forum this week sponsored by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. 



Starting your own business involves taking big risks but has the potential for big rewards. The trick is finding the balance — between research and taking the leap, spending money to make money, giving it your all and keeping some time for yourself to keep your sanity.

As part of Kenai-Soldotna Business Startup Week, the Kenai and Soldotna chamber of commerce held a business owners forum Nov. 20 for established entrepreneurs to share the lessons they learned to make the path a little easier for someone just starting out.