Self-employment report highlights Wrangell's do-it-yourself spirit
February 22, 2023
"Alaskans are such go-getters. If we don't have access to a service here, we either live without it, or make it happen," said Shawna Buness, co-owner of Sweet Tides Bakery.
Buness and her partner Devyn Johnson are among the self-employed people who comprise about 9% of Alaska's workforce. The percentage is higher in Wrangell, where one in eight workers is his or her own boss, according to a report in Trends, a monthly magazine of the Alaska Department of Labor.
Wrangell was in the top third of communities around the state with the highest number of self-employed workers. Top occupations amo...