The 2020 Corporate 100.

Author:Mackenzie, Kathryn

The Corporate 100 rankings are an annual tradition at Alaska Business that spans nearly three decades. There are a handful of companies that appeared on our inaugural Corporate 100 in 1993 and appear again on the list today including Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, First National Bank Alaska, GCI, Lynden, NANA, Providence, and Usibelli Coal Mine to name a few of the companies that have been keeping Alaskans employed and feeding the economy, year after year, decade after decade.

Because the 100 companies in this directory employ workers in Alaska's staple industries, it is not an overstatement to say that without them, the state's economy would suffer deeply. Economists are once again predicting that the state is emerging (some say has emerged) from its years-long recession in 2020 and, if it does, it will be in large part thanks to the companies and employees on this list.

The State Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported in January that Alaska added about 1,600 jobs in 2019 after losing more than 11,000 jobs during the recession of the past three years. The state...

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