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Alaska’s economy is like a three-legged stool.

Learn how it works or Alaska
won’t have a leg to stand on.

Most places in the U.S. bring in cash by manufacturing. But Alaska is different. Our economy is built mainly on the sale of natural resources and inflows of cash from the federal government.

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Economies depend on cash coming in

The foundation for any economy is the money it brings in by providing something the rest of the world wants to buy.

Every Alaska job depends on the stool

Whatever job you have — in a grocery store or bank or state agency — it depends in some way on the three legs of the Alaska economy. You can make a difference.

What next?

  • Read about Alaska’s Petroleum sector in Part Two.
  • Spread the word!

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