Nolan Klouda

Why We Sprint

Why We Sprint

Not long ago, if you spoke to me about a “sprint,” I would have assumed we were talking about your fitness routine. Not so anymore, as entrepreneurial sprints have taken off (“sprinted,” if you will?) in Alaska. Between OTIS, Growspace, the University of Alaska President’s Innovation Challenge, and now VOLT49, innovative Alaskans seem to have an appetite for sprinting.

Aviation and Economic Development in Alaska

Aviation and Economic Development in Alaska

Near the intersection of O’Malley and Lake Otis in South Anchorage sits an unassuming business. If not for the Airglas sign, you might not even realize it was an operating business, let alone one that exports high value aircraft components to over 40 countries.

Growing Our Economy through Entrepreneurship

Growing Our Economy through Entrepreneurship

When it comes down to it, economic development is simple in concept if not in practice. The name of the game is removing barriers and cultivating the right conditions so that businesses can expand to create jobs and new wealth.