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By Dan Ortiz 

Dan's Dispatch


October 1, 2020

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the online Southeast Conference Annual Meeting. The organization has a long history of advocating for our region’s people and economy. Did you know that it originally started as a group to promote the creation of a transportation system in Southeast, which went on to become the Alaska Marine Highway System?

Of course, since then, it has grown to include all industries pertinent to Southeast, such as mining, timber, tourism, and fishing and mariculture. Overall, the economic numbers for Southeast Alaska are a bit bleak. Ketchikan, Wrangell, and M...

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