By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Economic report says Wrangell's future could go either way


November 30, 2022

Readers can find both an optimistic view and gloomy numbers in the borough’s annual economic conditions report, issued last month.

“With some of the lowest electrical rates in Alaska, the highest school district test scores, the potential to grow its visitor industry, the lowest unemployment rate on record, and a high level of entrepreneurship (more than a quarter of all workers are self-employed), Wrangell has potential to improve its prospects,” says the report, prepared by Juneau-based consulting firm Rain Coast Data.

However, the report also notes that a housing shortage continues to make...

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