Every job counts, which is why Alaska Business celebrates the corporations in Alaska that keep people employed across the state every April in our Corporate 100 Special Section. The top five this year--Providence Health & Services Alaska; Trident Seafood Corporation; Princess Cruises, Holland America Line & Seabourn; Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC); and NANA-are representative of some of the brightest industries in Alaska's economy.
Providence Health & Services Alaska
Ranked #1 by employing 5,000 Alaskans *
Providence Health & Services Alaska is guided by its core values of compassion, dignity, justice, excellence, and integrity as the nonprofit healthcare provider pursues its mission: "As expressions of God's love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable."
In support of that mission, Providence pursues opportunities to make its services readily available to Alaskans. In February it opened Providence Medical Group Primary Care Huffman, a primary care clinic with extended hours and same-day appointments that is focused on "highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships."
Providence is also expanding its virtual services through its Express Care Virtual, which allows people to schedule online appointments with a provider via computer or mobile device. "Providers can diagnose and treat minor medical concerns and prescribe medication or lab work as needed," Providence says.
In 2018 the healthcare provider spent $10 million on community health improvement and strategic partnerships; $12.7 million on health professionals' education and research; $10.5 million on subsidized health services; and $19.4 million on free and discounted care for the uninsured and underinsured--a portion of the $84.3 million Providence spent to benefit Alaskans that year.
Trident Seafood Corporation
Ranked #2 by employing 4,602 Alaskans *
According to the seafood industry titan, "Here at Trident, catching fish isn't just our business. It's our livelihood. It's our calling. We are all fishermen here and catching the purest and healthiest seafood is what we do--it's what we've done for more than forty years."
Since founder Chuck Bundrant launched his first boat in 1973, the company has grown to have locations in ten Alaska communities: St. Paul, False Pass, Akutan, Sand Point, Naknek, Kodiak, Cordova, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan.
Trident reports it is the...