Top 49ers Named by Alaska Business Monthly
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska Business Monthly named the 2013 Top 49ers at an awards luncheon held at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage Wednesday. This year's Top 49 businesses owned and operated by Alaskans took in $16.07 billion in gross revenue in 2012 and employed 71,272 people worldwide, 25,792 in Alaska.
The event was attended by nearly 500 business people from across the state who enjoyed a meal of orange and thyme beet salad, grilled Alaska salmon caramelized in a teriyaki glaze and finished with baby bok choi, jade blend rice with fresh wasabi and ginger, a medley of fresh seasonal vegetables, and a tuxedo truffle mousse cake for dessert.
The crowd was entertained by The Midnight Sons a cappella chorus Breaking Point Quartet and Bradford G. Keithley gave the keynote speech. The event ended with two sets of two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines goes being drawn by Andrew Ogilvie, the company's Manager of Sales & Community Marketing for Alaska.
Alaska Business Monthly selects the Top 49ers by surveying Alaska companies with a short list of questions, including gross revenue for the previous year, employees (total and in-state), headquarters location, top executive, business activities, subsidiaries, and any recent notable events in the last year. To qualify for consideration a company must answer all questions, be at least 51 percent Alaskan-owned, and headquartered in Alaska. Once surveying closes, responding businesses are qualified, then ranked by gross revenue. Alaska Business Monthly has followed this selection method for the last 29 years, although surveys are now conducted online.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, headed by Rex A. Rock Sr., president and CEO, topped the list for the 19th consecutive year. Twenty other Alaska Native Corporations also made the list this year, representing the largest block with nearly $12 billion in gross revenues.
The 2013 Alaska Business Monthly Top 49ers in order of rank and with 2012 gross revenues listed in millions of dollars are 1 Arctic Slope Regional Corporation $2,628,929, 2 Bristol Bay Native Corporation $1,961,780, 3 NANA Regional Corporation Inc. $1,800,000, 4 Chenega Corporation $1,100,000, 5 Lynden Inc. $885,000, 6 Chugach Alaska Corporation $709,000, 7 Afognak Native Corp./Alutiiq $534,610, 8 Calista Corporation $404,231, 9 Doyon, Limited $338,276, 10 Alaska USA Federal Credit Union $338,000, 11 Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) $312,380, 12 Sealaska $311,620, 13 Chugach Electric Association Inc. $266,971, 14 The Wilson Agency LLC $254,273, 15 Cook Inlet Region Inc. $237,849, 16 Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc. $218,000, 17 Bering Straits Native Corporation $213,000, 18 Olgoonik Corporation $198,600, 19 Ahtna, Inc. $190,000, 20 USTravel $187,000, 21 Tyonek Native Corporation $178,000, 22 Goldbelt, Incorporated $156,566, 23 Carlile Transportation Systems $156,000, 24 Era Alaska $150,000, 25 Udelhoven Oilfield System Service $148,165, 26 Construction Machinery Industrial $145,000, 27 First National Bank Alaska $144,300, 28 The Tatitlek Corporation $138,739, 29 Three Bears Alaska Inc. $130,268, 30 Koniag Inc. $126,859, 31 Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. $112,000, 32 Colville Inc. $110,000, 33 Matanuska Electric Association Inc. $106,482, 34 Aleut Corporation $98,099, 35 MTA Inc. $96,000, 36 Homer Electric Association Inc. $91,000, 37 Neeser Construction Inc. $90,000, 38 Watterson Construction Co. $89,000, 39 The Eyak Corporation $88,800, 40 PenAir $81,300, 41 Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Center $78,422, 42 Seekins Ford Lincoln Inc. $74,557, 43 DOWL HKM $59,000, 44 Alaska Industrial Hardware Inc. $58,602, 45 Builders Choice Inc $58,000, 46 The Kuskokwim Corporation $57,000, 47 Airport Equipment Rentals $54,000, 48 Bethel Native Corporation $53,400, 49 Tatonduk Outfitters Ltd. $50,785.
About Alaska Business Monthly
Alaska Business Monthly was established in 1984 and is Alaska's premier business magazine and website. Its goal is to promote economic growth in the state by providing a thorough and objective discussion and analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska's business sector; and by featuring stories on the individuals, organizations and companies that shape the Alaska economy. Alaska Business Monthly emphasizes the importance of all enterprises, from the large multinational corporations that do business in the state to the numerous sole proprietorships. It stresses a statewide approach to business coverage with stories from all regions of the state and offers topical diversity just as broad as the Alaska economy itself. Learn more at the magazine's website akbizmag.com.