Economic Elements of a Comprehensive Plan for the Northwest Arctic Borough
Project Lead: Mike Fisher
Northern Economics was part of Agnew::Beck Consulting’s team selected to update the Comprehensive Plan for the Northwest Arctic Borough. Northern Economics’ role was to summarize the population and economic trends in the borough and discuss the borough’s major industries (including the Red Dog Mine) and its fiscal situation. Using a combination of State of Alaska shared tax data, Alaska Taxable, state and federal demographics data, commercial fishing vessel records, the school district’s fiscal reports, and the borough’s fiscal reports, we created graphics and text to explain how the borough’s revenues are generated and where they are spent. This work was reviewed by the community and is used to support ongoing planning efforts in Northwest Arctic Borough.