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F-16's to stay at Eielson!!

After a two-year fight against an ill-conceived proposal to relocate the F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (J-BER) , “warm” the base and cut thousands of jobs, Alaska’s congressional delegation  today received official word that the Air Force has scrapped the proposal.

During a conference call with the Alaska delegation Air Force senior leaders reported the strategic assessment of Eielson, conducted by General “Hawk” Carlisle, Commander of Pacific Air Forces, was complete and a decision made to keep the F-16s at Eielson. 

Public Hearings-Please Attend! New Dates!

The US Air Force is hosting Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposal to Relocate the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

There will be 2 public hearings in the Fairbanks North Star Borough:

Wednesday, July 17th at 6pm at the Westmark, Gold Ballroom, 813 Noble St., Fairbanks

Public Hearings-Please Attend!

The US Air Force is hosting Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposal to Relocate the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

There will be 2 public hearings in the Fairbanks North Star Borough:

Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm at the Westmark, Gold Ballroom, 813 Noble St., Fairbanks

FWW Listening Session- 7pm April 22, 2013

Next week the United States Army will be conducting a Listening Session on their Force Structure and Stationing.   As you may remember, they have proposed three options for Ft. Wainwright: 1) No Change, 2) Plus Up one thousand, and 3) Reduction of Five thousand. It is important that the community have a strong presence at the Listening Session conducted at Fort Wainwright.

The Listening Session is scheduled for April 22nd at 7pm on Fort Wainwright in the Last Frontier Community Center.

SB23 Open House discussing the Governor's Financing package for LNG Production

Open House
5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Fairbanks Northstar Borough Assembly Chambers

AND

3:00-4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 27 at the North Pole City Council Chambers

Learn more about Senate Bill 23, the AIDEA development project financing for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Production and Distribution System. Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Development Commissioner Susan Bell and Alaska Energy Authority/AIDEA staff will share what the LNG proposal means to Fairbanks and the future of Alaska’s energy picture.

New Horizons

FEDC is s proud sponsor of the New Horizons program in Fairbanks. Everyone is welcome to attend the public events this week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)!

This week, students in various grades will learn more about the mysteries and realities of space from a most authoritative source. Thanks to the Space Foundation’s New Horizons program and local sponsors, former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao will visit schools, meet the public, and share space education teaching techniques with educators throughout the week of February 11-16.

FEDC Investor Luncheon February 15th

Please join the

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation

at our

Annual Investor’s Luncheon

as we say THANK YOU to our Investors and

discuss issues relevant to Fairbanks today

Friday, February 15th 2013

Wedgewood Resort

212 Wedgewood Drive

Noon until 1:30pm

Key Note:  Governor Sean Parnell

“Energy for Alaska”

RSVP by February 11th, 2013 to:

fedc@ak.net or call 452-2185

Lunch tickets $20

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