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Verizon is Here!

FEDC is pleased to help spread the word Verizon has fully arrived in Alaska and is setting up shop here in Fairbanks.  Please help us welcome this dynamic new member to the Fairbanks Business Community.


Energy for All Alaskans Special Meeting - Governor Murkowski

Saturday, March 1 – 1:30pm

The Energy for All Alaskans Task Force will meet for a Special Meeting tomorrow, Saturday, March 1, at 1:30pm, in the FEDC offices.  Our guest will be Governor Frank Murkowski, here to discuss Sustainability and Viability of the Refining Industry in Alaska and the proposed Alaska LNG Gas line.

This meeting, like all EAA Task Force meetings, is open to the public, so all those wishing to attend are Welcome to do so

Request for Testimony & Support - Military Related Legislation - Tuesday, February 4 - 1pm - Fairbanks LIO

The House Military & Veterans Affairs Committee will be hearing two bills of interest next Tuesday, February 4th: HJR 19 (base F-35’s at Eielson AFB) and HB 212 (driver’s license exemption-military).  Hearing info and links to the actual bills are appended below.


Hearing:               House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee

Date:                     Tuesday, February 4

Time:                     1pm

Subject:               HJR 19: Base F-35 Aircraft At Eielson AFB and HB 212: Driver's Licensing Exemption - Military


Lunch Presentation - North Slope LNG Options

You are cordially invited to a lunch presentation, Wednesday, October 9, by Spectrum LNG President Ray Latchem, there to receive and update regarding Spectrum Alaska's Prudhoe Bay LNG Plant.    

Subject:               Natural Gas Supply Option for Fairbanks - Spectrum Alaska's Prudhoe Bay LNG Plant

Location:              Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Date:                     Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time:                     Lunch served at 11:30am

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.

Rural Outreach Survey

In an effort to encourage stronger trade linkages between Fairbanks and rural Alaska communities, the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation develops and distributes over 9,000 toll-free directories annually to rural communities to which Fairbanks serves as a hub. These directories offer a comprehensive listing of Fairbanks businesses and organizations in a user-friendly format.

FEDC Employment Opportunity!

The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation is seeking an Executive Assistant/Fiscal Manager.  This position works under direction of the CEO, providing assistance to the CEO and is responsible for AR/AP, payroll, financial statements, developing and monitoring budgets, grant/contracts, and HR/benefits.   Applicant must be self-motivated, results-oriented, and a team builder with excellent communication skills.  Experience with non-profit financial and grants administration is preferred.  Salary DOE.  Interested applicants should contact FEDC at 907-452-2185, 301 Cushman St.