Government. Tourism. Commercial Fishing. Mining. All are vital parts of Juneau’s industry.

Government – Juneau’s commitment to government—and the entire state—goes back many years and is on-going. Today, over 30% of Juneau’s workforce is employed by State and Federal government. The community of Juneau has invested millions of dollars in technology, infrastructure and the Capitol building, helping to make government easily accessible for Alaska’s most important resource, you.

Tourism - It’s huge for Alaska, and Juneau is no different. The city attracts close to 1,000,000 visitors each year, with most arriving by cruise ship. Not surprisingly, the tourism industry is Juneau’s largest private employer.

Commercial Fishing - Alaska boasts some of the world’s most pristine waters—and some of its most popular seafoods. As such, Juneau is home to many commercial fishing operations.

Mining – Today, mining continues to be a rich part of Juneau’s economy. The Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island was established in 1987 and continues to be a key employer of Juneau residents. The Kensington Mine, located 45 miles north of Juneau, is another example of the region’s strong ties to the mining industry.

More information about the industries of Juneau can be found through the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.