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Saturday, May 29, 2010
THE ALASKA COMMITTEE
TACOMA PIERCE COUNTY CHAMBER
Presents at the
THE TRANSPORTATION CLUB OF TACOMA
NEAL FRIED, head economist for the State of Alaska, Department of Labor, Research & Analysis Section, as guest speaker. Fried will address the importance of Alaska’s Economic ties to Tacoma, the Northwest and world markets. More than 70% of all goods shipped to Alaska travel through the Port of Tacoma, making Alaska the Port’s third largest trading Partner.
FRIED is the primary author of articles appearing in the monthly magazine Alaska Economic Trends, distributed to over 5,000 subscribers. His articles cover a wide variety of the State's economic issues. Some of the topics on which he has performed economic analysis and written articles include: the cost of living, construction, income and wage trends, the military, the health care industry, transportation, oil industry issues, labor needs, rural economic trends, economic impact of the Prince William Sound oil spill, the MatSu Valley's economy and Alaska's largest employers.