• Client: Corvus Design
  • Date: Jan 2016
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This document was compiled to assist with the master planning efforts for the Docks and Harbors managed uplands at Norway Point; Aurora Harbor; Juneau Fisheries Terminal; Harris Harbor; and Juneau-Douglas Bridge.
Juneau, Alaska is a maritime community. Nearly every element of our economy is intermingled with the maritime economy. In terms of workforce earnings, maritime is the community's largest sector outside of government; and it draws from nearly every element of the workforce. (The visitor industry has more jobs overall but fewer earnings than maritime).
When tracking the change of the maritime sector over time and comparing across geographies, it is simpler to focus only on the private sector (along with Coast Guard jobs). In Juneau this subset includes 1,400 blue jobs, and accounts for 12% of the community's private sector economy. Between 2010 and 2014, employment in Juneau’s private sector maritime industry grew by 65 jobs and $5.8 million in annual earnings. There are an additional 570 government jobs in Juneau focused on fisheries enforcement, tracking, and science. Alaska Marine Highway and Juneau Docks and Harbors jobs are also maritime jobs. Combining public and private sectors there are more than 2,000 maritime jobs in the capital city with a total associated payroll of $117.5 annually.

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