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Our economy depends on a healthy resource industry

The past 12 months have been extremely difficult for Alaska as the coronavirus significantly undermined our economic pillars. We learned how fragile our economy is and what damage can be done by events over which we have little to no control.

Resource industries form the backbone of our economy. They are labor intensive, pay some of the best wages in the state and require continued capital investment to maintain or expand production levels. Production is key to jobs and revenue for Alaska.

We cannot control world events, but we can maintain stable tax policies that attract the capital needed to keep our resource industries healthy so they can produce jobs and revenues.

Jim-Jansen Joe Shierhorn

Letter from the co-chairs

Dear KEEP Supporter,

Alaskans voted firmly for fairness when they soundly defeated Ballot Measure 1 by a vote of 57.9% no to 42.1% yes last November.

Yet, adherence to KEEP’s mission “to promote and preserve competitive, fair and stable taxes on Alaska’s resource industries to enhance investment, jobs and production to secure Alaska’s long term economic future” has never been more important.

Alaska faces unprecedented challenges both in Alaska and in Washington, D.C. At home, we find ourselves at a critical juncture where Alaska must get its fis-

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What’s at stake

  • Billions of dollars of state tax revenues
  • Over 77,000 jobs in Alaska
  • $24 billion in new North Slope projects that can put hundreds of thousands of new barrels in the pipeline each day.

What you can do

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  • Participate in our grassroots effort by sharing KEEP’s updates with your family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances

About KEEP

KEEP Alaska Competitive is a 501(c)(6) organization composed of individual Alaskans, Alaska Native organizations, businesses and labor groups who care deeply about our long-term economic future. We do not take contributions from oil producers.

The mission of KEEP Alaska Competitive is to promote and preserve competitive, fair and stable taxes on Alaska’s resource industries to enhance investment, jobs and production to secure Alaska’s long term economic future.