Governor signs bill to promote development near military bases.


In Fairbanks this morning, Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill enhancing economic opportunity around military bases

House Bill 316 allows for the creation of military facility zones, designating areas in close proximity to a military base where industrial or economic development will directly enhance the base's ability to fulfill its mission.

If established in Alaska, the zones will demonstrate the states continuing support for the armed services.

The measure was proposed by Fairbanks state representative Steve Thompson.