04 Aug Thinking Thursday – Outlook is brighter than we we thought
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AEDC Anchorage 3-Year Outlook is brighter than we we thought! Full report from yesterday’s luncheon
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AIIAB Annual Insurance Convention
September 27-29, 2022
Convention Theme: Gold Rush
Time to Register!
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The Opening Cocktail Reception,
sponsored by The Insurance Center,
will be held on Tuesday evening 9/27/22 at
The Bayview Restaurant and Pub
407 Lincoln Street (upstairs)
Downtown Sitka, AK 99835
The theme for our party is..
Come join us in beautiful Sitka!
We will also have Cyber CE Class at the convention, as well as some other great educational opportunities!
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Yesterday’s sold-out live event for the Anchorage Economic Development Council’s 2022 3-Year Economic Forecast was a wonderful collection of real-time updates from the University of Alaska Anchorage and the whole U of A system, a report by Anchorage Mayor Bronson on his improvements for Anchorage, like procuring funds to support local business ventures and improving vital transportation hubs, including the $200M Port of Alaska investment that has been approved and being implemented, and supporting the success of our cargo airport, which is the 4th busiest cargo airport in the world. And Bill Popp, the AEDC President, also announced that Anchorage was recently considered the #23 most livable city out of 2300 mid-sized cities of in America by Liviability.com. Tourism is booming and bringing tons of people into Anchorage and our whole state.
So what’s the problem?
People are leaving the state and we aren’t replacing them. Boomers are retiring and we don’t have enough folks to refill their positions. And we need better healthcare with a lot more people recruited to come live and work here. Currently there are 6000 job openings in Anchorage health care, and not enough qualified persons to fill the need. For a full report on the employment outlook and trends, read: 2022 3-Year Economic Outlook Report
Also thanks to Jody and Debra from Barrett and Associates who were able to join Josh, Jessica and myself yesterday for the presentation. We all walked away enlightened engaged about Anchorage’s prospects for the next three years.
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