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FMC Report: Cruise Shutdown Caused Severe Economic Impact to Alaska | Maritime Executive

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Alaska may have suffered the most severe impact from the cruise industry shutdown of all the states in the U.S. according to a new report from Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis Sola. The commissioner has been examining the economic impacts of COVID-19 on specific geographic regions.

Commissioner Sola traveled to Anchorage, Whittier, and Seward where he met with elected officials, port directors, business executives, and labor leaders. While tourism benefits all the Northwestern states, Sola heard from the local officials and businesses that it is one of three pillars of the Alaskan economy.

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