What’s Next, Alaska?
“We move in the directions of our conversations.” (Ed Morrison).
The time to look ahead of short term problem-solving and create tomorrow’s possibilities, begins today.
“What declaration of possibility can you make that has the power to transform the community and inspire you?” (Peter Block)
In order to adapt and thrive, we need to stop continuing the same conversation of budgets, restrictions, and waiting around for federal money.
Alaska Version 3 is here to support the work of Alaskans who want to strengthen Alaska’s communities, people, and opportunities — resulting in a vibrant, self-sufficient, and globally relevant Alaska that supports its’ rural and urban citizens and economies for generations to come.
About Alaska Version 3’s Work:
the resources, tools, opinions and point of views, etc. involving the future of our state.
explore the many facets of Alaska in the past, present and the Alaska we can be.
Connect Alaskans and global partners
Materials that can be shared with Alaskans in all corners of the state and the shared outcomes our dialogs generate.
We’re bringing Alaskans together to explore two major questions:
1. What is Next for Alaska’s civic and market economies?
2. How will we get there?
So, what’s next, Alaska?
Read more from our blog to find out what we’ve been up to.
Guest Opinion – Frank Jeffries – Alaska can’t slump its way to future success
The following commentary, "Alaska can't slump its way to future success" by Frank Jeffries is posted here with permission, following publishing of his essay by the Anchorage Daily News on November 21, 2022. Mr. Jeffries' essay is discussing the report, "Alaska's...
Guest Opinion – Penny Gage – Climate is every candidate’s issue Let’s elect leaders who meet the moment
The following commentary by Penny Gage is posted here with permission, following publishing by the Anchorage Daily News on October 26, 2022 When it comes to the election next month, I’m concerned that not enough Alaska candidates are talking about what they see as a...
Question Opinion – Alaska’s economy needs a clear vision, not a flawed 5-year plan
The following commentary by Taylor Holshouser is posted here with permission, following publishing by the Anchorage Daily News on August 29, 2022 and by the Peninsula Clarion on September 1, 2022. By Taylor Drew Holshouser There is something wrong with Alaska’s...
Guest Opinion – Joel Cladouhos How to create a shared approach to Alaska’s future prosperity
Reprinted with permission from the author. Originally published in the ADN September 4, 2022. How to create a shared approach to Alaska’s future prosperity Joel Cladouhos The draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, for 2022-2027 is available online...