Our Mission is to Coordinate Opportunities for Regional Marine Businesses
Industry Driven Workforce Development
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KMIC is a member of Maritime Works a statewide, jobs-driven maritime careers partnershipmaritime-works-sm
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We Promote Regional Marine Capabilities and Encourage Local Development
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Waterfront Profile: The Ward Cove Industrial Complex
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Vigor, Inc. | Ketchikan's Shipyard
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Saxman Seaport
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Alaska Marine Lines | Lynden
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Olson Marine, Inc.
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Air Marine Harbor
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Ketchikan's Marine Capabilities Profile

Ketchikan provides deep-water, ice-free ports and harbors in a strategic location 690 miles north of Seattle, and 932 miles south of Anchorage.  Read more about Ketchikan’s Marine Capabilities, click here…

Over 212 Businesses make up Ketchikan's Marine Industry

  • ›212 Businesses in 9 Parent Categories
  • ›Estimated 1,745 Employees
  • ›Average Marine Wages :  $71,964
    (Source: SE Conference/BEA)
  • ›Rapid Wage Growth:  $62,664 (2009) to $71,964 (2010) (Source: SE Conference/BEA)
  • ›216% growth in contribution to State GDP between 1997 and 2010 (Source: BEA dataset for “Water Transportation” Industry)
  • ›Most economic activity in Ketchikan and Alaska is marine-dependent
  • Marine Transportation & Logistics
  • Shipbuilding & Repair
  • Marine Vendor Base
  • Marine Civil Construction
  • Ports, Harbors & Infrastructure
  • Professional Services
  • Allied Industries
  • Visitor Industry (Marine)
  • Government

Composition of our Marine Industry

The Ketchikan Marine Industry Council has completed a draft report identifying 212 marine industry businesses in the Ketchikan region.   KMIC is seeking to refine this list with input from Ketchikan’s private sector employers.  Download the full report (pdf), click here… 

August 22nd, 2012

More about KMIC

Our Mission:  The Ketchikan Marine Industry Council coordinates opportunities for regional marine businesses.

How:  We assists Southern Southeast Alaska region marine businesses and stakeholders to be successful by increasing awareness of regional marine capabilities and encouraging development of a qualified regional workforce.  KMIC pools private, public and philanthropic dollars to underwrite marine career and technical education opportunities for youth and adults in the regional education system at the workplace for incumbent workers.

Who we are:  The KMIC is an annex of the Ketchikan Chamber and a member of Maritime Works a statewide, jobs-driven maritime careers partnership.

Funds provided by private industry donors and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough allow the Ketchikan Marine Industry Council to take an active approach in establishing a robust and prosperous regional maritime economy.

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