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Alaska's Economy

Advocates for Alaska’s Economy

As a community bank, Northrim is a reflection of Alaska’s economy. The resources we dedicate to understanding the economy, and the commitment we have to sharing that knowledge, is another aspect that sets our service apart. You’ll find us speaking regularly at events, including our own economic luncheons in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. We sponsor economic research and forecast reports, of which you can browse below. We also employ an in-house economist, and we publish a blog,, to provide news, analysis and commentary on Alaska’s economy. As leaders and advocates, we are always looking for new ways to engage and educate.

Economic Resources and Publications

Alaskanomics Blog

Northrim Bank launched the Alaskanomics blog to provide news, analysis and commentary on Alaska’s economy. With contributions from economists, business leaders, policy makers and everyday Alaskans, Alaskanomics aims to engage readers in an ongoing conversation about our economy, now and in the future.

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Alaska Economic Update

Yearly publication detailing the health, strength and financial trends in Alaska.

Alaska Economic Update (Spring 2016) by Mark Edwards, Senior Credit Underwriter and Bank Economist, Northrim Bank

Alaska's Economy - Presentation given by Mark Edwards during the Northrim Bank's 2016 Economic Luncheon

Construction Spending Forecast

The 2017 Alaska Construction Spending Forecast provided by the Construction Industry Progress Fund and the Associated Generated Contractors provides an informative review and estimate of construction activity in Alaska for 2017. Compiled and written by Scott Goldsmith and Pamela Cravez of the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Alaska Economic Trends

Alaska Economic Trends is a monthly publication dealing with a wide variety of economic-related issues in the state. Its purpose is to inform the public about those issues.

Current Alaska Economic Trends Publication

AEDC Resource Extraction

The 2015 AEDC Resource Extraction Projects: 10-Year Projection is an outlook on oil, gas and mining projects in Alaska over the next 10 years and the economic impact of those projects.

Sponsored by Northrim Bank, with research support from Petroleum News.

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