In late August, board chairman Crawford Patkotak addressed national and international leaders at the Arctic Imperative Summit, held in Girdwood, Alaska. The Summit is in its 2nd year, and brought together a variety of voices to discuss topics ranging from emerging industry needs to investment opportunities in the Arctic. Patkotak focused his address on the resources across the North Slope.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 11,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has five major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services and resource development.