Rain Coast Data reports on economic conditions
November 5, 2020
Last Tuesday evening, in the agenda packet for the borough assembly's meeting, was
a report on Wrangell's economic conditions. The report, by Rain Coast Data, was updated this past October, and looks at a variety of aspects of the local economy.
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting many aspects of life in Wrangell, the community's economic survival has
been a topic of much discussion.
"In 2019, Wrangell, Alaska had 1,143 year-round
equivalent jobs and nearly $50 million in workforce earnings," the report reads. "The top
economic drivers of the
community were seafood, tourism, health c...