KPEDD Industry Outlook Forum

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's annual Industry Outlook Forum was held Jan. 10, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.


Albert Wall, CEO of Peninsula Community Health Services, talks about the health care landscape on the Kenai Peninsula.

Alex Douthit talks about his experience starting, with his wife, Sarah, their new business, Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction.

Alyssa Rodrigues, development manager with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, gives a crystal-ball look into the economic future of Alaska.

Penny Gage, business development officer with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, talks about community-based funding strategies.

Alaska Humanities Forum

Jennifer Gibbins, Ben Mohr and Mary Peltola, of the Alaska Humanities Forum’s Alaska Salmon Fellows program, talk about building consensus around salmon.

Paul Ostrander, Kenai city manager, and Christine Cunningham, assistant to the city manager, talk about doing business in Kenai.


Laurie Wolf, president and CEO of the Foraker Group, talks about the changing landscape for nonprofits in Alaska.


Update on oil and gas industry activity in Alaska with Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

Update on mining projects in the Alaska with Deantha Crockett, executive director of the Alaska Mining Association.

Update on the Alaska liquefied natural gas pipeline project with Fritz Krusen, vice president for LNG, and Nick Szymoniak, LNG negotiator, of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.