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Sitka economy holding on; tough year ahead for tourism

SITKA, ALASKA Sitka’s declining population has leveled off in the last three years, and the seafood, government and health care portions of the city’s economy are holding up well. That’s according to a presentation made to the Sitka Economic Development Association by Juneau economists Eric McDowell and Dan Robinson. One major sector of Sitka’s of the economy, though, is in for a rough year: Tourism. And it was tourism that dominated much of the discussion at an economic forum on Wednesday (4-28-10).
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