Understanding Alaska: Economy

Federal Spending

Although federal spending has always been an important driver for the economy, its importance has grown in recent years at the same time that some of our natural resource industries have stalled. Its importance to the economy derives from the large federal civilian and military presence, grants in aid to the state and the non-profit sector, and transfers to individuals. The magnitude of the dependence of the economy on federal spending is not well documented and the sustainability of its flow is unknown. The product of this study will be a complete description of the trends in federal spending in the state including the types of programs that are supported. Important regional differences will be included in the study.

Federal Spending and Revenues in Alaska
A technical report by Scott Goldsmith.

What Does $7.6 Billion in Federal Money Mean to Alaska?
Research Summary


University Research Visitor Expenditures
Federal Spending and Revenues
in Alaska
Understanding Alaska State Finanaces
Review and Analysis of Data Sources on Federal Spending in Alaska    
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Alaska's Economic Structure Alaska Business Development