Alaska On the Cusp of Recession

first_imgWith oil prices stuck in the gutter, Alaska is staring down the possibility of economic recession. Combine that with declining federal dollars and jobs, military reductions and a weakened fishing industry and it all adds up to a perfect storm. It’s an uncomfortable question: what will our economy look like without a booming oil sector?Download AudioHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Gregg Erickson, economist, Erickson & AssociatesLarry Persily, former Alaska LNG directorCallers statewideLINKS:Cliff Groh’s Speech on Alaska Fiscal and Economic Future 1 July 2015PARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img

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