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INSIDE ALASKA BUSINESS into the business, financing, income diversification, exit strategies, and many other topics. Alaska Sea Grant Cordova agent Torie Baker and Petersburg agent Sunny Rice reorganized former website resources to match fishing career phases and added new tools and brought others up to date. The new design is appealing and easy to use, with customizable financial spreadsheets and podcasts of popular workshops. CoBank, a national rural cooperative bank, provided partial funding for the website improvements. fishbiz.seagrant.uaf.edu

from that state. Before the law was enacted, pollock from both Russia and Alaska were sold in the United States under the name “Alaska pollock,” making it impossible for consumers to determine product origin. Alaska pollock producers will be moving next to seek changes in EU labeling requirements so that superior quality, sustainably managed Alaska pollock is transparently identified in one of its largest export markets. alaskapollock.org

RESOURCES ENERGY, INC. he State of Alaska extended its cooperation agreement with Japan-based consortium Resources Energy, Inc. to develop Cook Inlet natural gas. This agreement extension comes three months after Alaska Governor Bill Walker met with more than twenty-five companies and government agencies, including the prefectures of Kyoto and Hyogo, during an international LNG (liquefied natural gas) conference in Tokyo, where he told more than a thousand attendees of the Alaskan LNG opportunity. The agreement with Resources Energy, Inc., which was extended two more years to December 14, 2017, encourages the development of Cook Inlet natural gas to provide Alaskans low-cost energy while also supplying Japanese consumers. rei-lng.com

NORTHERN DYNASTY MINERALS LIMITED ancouver, Canada-based Northern Dynasty Minerals, a mineral exploration and development company with the Pebble Project in southwest Alaska as its principal asset, acquired 100 percent of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mission Gold Limited. The arrangement was approved by 100 percent of the votes cast by security holders of Mission Gold at an annual general and special meeting on December 21, 2015. Final approval for the Arrangement was obtained from the Supreme Court of British Columbia on December 23, 2015. Pursuant to the arrangement, Mission Gold amalgamated with a whollyowned subsidiary of Northern Dynasty to form a merged company that is whollyowned by Northern Dynasty. northerndynastyminerals.com

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ASSOCIATION OF GENUINE ALASKA POLLOCK PRODUCERS ongress passed and President Obama signed the federal omnibus spending bill in December that changes the market name of the nation’s largest fishery from “Alaska pollock” to “pollock” and also requires that the geographic descriptor “Alaska” be used only on pollock harvested

PFEFFER DEVELOPMENT LLC IRI has sold its property management company, Pacific Tower Properties, Inc., to the Alaska real estate development company Pfeffer Development LLC, owned by Mark Pfeffer. Until recently, Pacific Tower Properties was a wholly owned subsidiary of CIRI Land Development Company and provided commercial real estate manage-

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ment and brokerage services. Pacific Tower Properties will continue to provide brokerage services and management of more than 4.5 million square feet of commercial and institutional real estate at more than fiftyfive sites statewide. Although Pacific Tower Properties will no longer be a member of the CIRI family of businesses, the management company will remain CIRI’s property manager. pfefferdevelopment.com SOUTHWEST ALASKA MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE he Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference will work with Alaska Sea Grant to support the development of small manufacturing businesses in Alaska through a new five-year federal grant, starting with the seafood industry. Other partners include the Southeast Conference and the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. The new Manufacturing Alaska Extension partnership, or MAKE, of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference will focus on services provided by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. Alaska Sea Grant will teach seafood processor training at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. swamc.org

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DIAMOND GOLD CORPORATION iamond Gold Corporation plans to build and operate a one hundred ton per day custom hard rock mill in the Seward Mining District. The mill will be located along the Seward Highway Corridor at Moose Pass, Crown Point, or at Seward. Ore to feed the year round mill will be purchased and mined from the small gold-Quartz mines at Hope, Summit Lake, and Crown Point. Additional ore may be acquired from the Port Wells gold-quartz district and shipped through Seward or Whittier to the Diamond

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“Forever Alaskan” Carol Gore, president and CEO of Cook Inlet Housing Authority, is a quintessential leader in creating affordable housing f...

Alaska Business Monthly March 2016  

“Forever Alaskan” Carol Gore, president and CEO of Cook Inlet Housing Authority, is a quintessential leader in creating affordable housing f...