Northrim Bank makes $100,000 gift to support economic research

by Jamie Gonzales  |   

Northrim Bank Chairman Marc Langland presented a check for $100,000 to Chancellor Tom Case at the Northrim Bank Annual Economic Update Luncheon last week. The generous gift supports the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) initiative "Investing for Alaska's Future" directed by Scott Goldsmith, ISER professor emeritus.

SONY DSC L-R: UAA's Chancellor Case and ISER Professor Emeritus Scott Goldsmith and Northrim Bank's Chairman Marc Langland and President & CEO Joe Beedle

Joe Beedle, Northrim Bank president and CEO, said of their contribution to UAA: "Northrim Bank is proud to be recognized for our knowledge of the Alaska economy and for sharing that expertise with our customers and communities. ISER is a strategic partner in providing unbiased research and data to help inform public policy and capital investment in Alaska. This contribution brings us to a total of $1 million contributed to ISER at UAA."

With generous support from Northrim Bank since 2004, Goldsmith has been directing "Investing for Alaska's Future." The research helps Alaskans better understand the relationship between government policies and economic development, helps inform investment decisions and monitors state economic and fiscal conditions. It spans six focus areas:

  • Alaska Economics 101
  • How Petroleum Has Transformed the Alaska Economy
  • Monitoring the Health of the Economy
  • Tracking Alaska's Fiscal Performance
  • The Importance of Investment to Alaska's Economic Future
  • Citizen's Guide to the Petroleum Industry

For more information, visit the ISER initiative website.

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