Recorded webinars

Starting with 2025 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau plans to publish data according to a grid, in addition to existing geographies we’re already familiar with. Grids are geographic units of a regular pattern that cover the entire nation without gaps or overlaps. Grids are uniform, consistent, and unchanging from decade to decade.

Background information:

November 29, 2023
  • Shonin Anacker, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Moderator: Liz Brooks, Research Analyst, Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development
  • How do Alaska Native organizations plan to grow Alaska's visitor industry or capture more market share?
  • What's the long-term vision?
  • What new infrastructure is planned?
October 25, 2023
  • Camille Ferguson, Economic Development Director, Sitka Tribe of Alaska
  • McHugh Pierre, President & CEO, Goldbelt, Incorporated
  • Meghan Clemens, Director of External Affairs, Alaska Railroad
  • Aaron Schutt, President & CEO, Doyon Limited
  • Moderator: Dan Robinson, Chief of Research, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

• What changes are anticipated in the next 20 years? 
• How well understood are Alaska's mineral resources?
• What barriers would need to be overcome so more value-added processing could occur within Alaska?

October 04, 2023
  • Bob Loeffler, Research Professor, UAA's Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Brett Watson, Assistant Professor, UAA's Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Dave Szumigala, Geologist IV, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
  • Moderator: Dan Robinson, Research Chief, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section