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...

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