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Just
10 percent
 of the 35,000 ANC-related jobs worldwide are filled by Alaska natives.

WHERE THE WORK IS

In some years, more ANC contract dollars went to firms based in Virginia than in Alaska.
Here's the breakdown from 2000-08:

Alaska$5.0 billion
Virginia $4.4 billion
Maryland$1.6 billion
Florida $1.4 billion
California     $1.1 billion

SOURCE: "Participation in the 8(a) program by firms owned by Alaska native corporations," Small Business Administration, July 2009. Top 11 list based on federal 8(a) obligations in fiscal 2007. GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Jennifer Jenkins and Laris Karklis

 
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