The Associated Press reports:
KODIAK, Alaska — A new study from the state shows how dependent Alaska is on military spending.
Sixty percent of all federal dollars spent in Alaska are devoted to defense spending, and the state estimates the military will spend $486 million next year on Alaska projects, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported (http://bit.ly/19rsXgh).
The study is from the state Department of Labor and published in this month's Alaska Economic Trends magazine.
It shows the Fairbanks North Star Borough has the largest percentage of residents with ties to the military. Just under 23 percent of residents there are employed by the military or a military dependent.
The Army post Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base are located in the borough.
Coming in second with nearly 22 percent was the Denali Borough, home to Clear Air Force Station.