Ketchikan Gateway Borough


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Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

344 Front St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-6605
Fax: (907) 247-8439
www.borough.ketchikan.ak.us

In AK panhandle, southern Alexander Archipelago, east of Prince of Wales Island. Name Origin: For the city, which is in the southernmost portion of AK. Formerly called Ketchican Division.

Area (sq mi):: 1753.98 (land 1233.22; water 520.75) Population per square mile: 10.80
Population 2005: 13,262 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 14,070 (White 72.90%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 4.30%; Other 20.90%). Foreign born: 5.70%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $23,994; median household $51,344; Population below poverty level: 6.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,389-$38,343
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is seeking a professional engineer, licensed and authorized to practice in the State of Alaska to be the designated Borough Engineer as defined by KGBC 1.
As an important note, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough enlarged since the 2000 census, annexing 4,510 square acres from the former Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census area on May 31, 2008.
To receive the Invitation for Bid (IFB), please contact: 907-228-6672, Karolyn Hallmann, Office of the Borough Manager, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, 1900 First Avenue, Suite 210, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901.
In 2003, Alaska Airlines booked just more than 193,000 enplanements/deplanements (total passengers coming and going), according to numbers provided to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, says Robin Kinney, executive secretary for the KGB's Department of Transportation.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan City and the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, among others, picked up the bridge gauntlet again about 10 years ago, soliciting then Gov.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will review the prioritized community capital project request list, that the Ketchikan City Council had rejected.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough in June granted Gateway Forest Products a $7 million low-interest construction loan for the veneer plant.
I think the entire area is really ripe for development," Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor Jack Shay says.
In either case, new construction and zoning permits are keeping planners at the Ketchikan Gateway Borough busy.
Conley, in his second term on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, says he hopes the city uses its Tongass economic relief funds to replace not only jobs in the abstract, but jobs for millwrights and pipe fitters, the kind of skills found among displaced KPC workers.
Down in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, for example, where a sales tax has been in place since 1977, director of administrative services Al Hall says the tax contributes $10 million annually to the general fund of the borough and cities of Ketchikan and Saxman, and 25 percent of the borough tax is earmarked for recreational projects, like swimming pools and an indoor recreational center.
Ketchikan Gateway Borough mayor Jim Carlton says, "We may not all understand the technical ins and outs of pulp production, but we know that the community would shrivel away if we didn't have it.