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  • Recap of the 2017 Juneau Fly-in

    The 2017 Juneau Fly-in was a success!  Fairbanks had 18 people travel to Juneau to represent the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

    During the two-day event, participants had the opportunity to meet with more than half of the legislators, Governor Walker, Office of Management and Budget Director – Pat Pitney, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue – Randall Hoffbeck, and Fritz Krusen from Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

    The Fairbanks Chamber’s top advocacy priorities are: a long-term, sustainable fiscal plan for Alaska and continued support for the Interior Energy Project.  Participants were well equipped with talking points to engage legislators in meaningful dialogue around these critical policy areas.

    The Fairbanks Chamber hosts one of the best attended receptions in Juneau during the annual fly-in.  Against the backdrop of the Juneau Douglas Museum’s rich history, cultural and arts exhibits, meaningful exchanges and relationship building happens organically.

    We hope you can join us next year for this annual advocacy event!  

    1. Support a comprehensive, long-term sustainable fiscal plan for the State of Alaska

      Support a comprehensive, long-term sustainable fiscal plan for the State of Alaska to ensure the effective use of state resources by delivering essential programs as efficiently as possible and to make strategic investments that promote long-term economic growth. Further, the Chamber encourages government leaders to build a fiscally responsible budget that aligns revenues with expenses. While reductions have already been made to the state capital and operating budgets, a consistent and predictable fiscal policy is integral to an overall plan and vision for business development and job growth in Alaska.
       
    2. Advocate for the stated goals of the Interior Energy Project

      Advocate for the stated goals of the Interior Energy Project - provide affordable energy to Interior Alaska customers as soon as possible; after providing the Interior with natural gas, assure long-term access to natural gas and propane for all Alaskans; use private-sector mechanisms as much as possible.