ASRC’s other operations include three businesses focused on supporting economic development on the North Slope.
Utqiaġvik-based companies Eskimos, Inc. (EI) and Tundra Tours, Inc. (TTI) are two of ASRC’s first business ventures. EI serves as a fuel and automotive parts distributor to remote locations across the North Slope and operates a power sports retail store in Utqiaġvik. TTI owns and operates the Top of the World Hotel, as well as tour programs around Utqiaġvik.
Alaska Growth Capital (AGC) is a lending organization serving small businesses throughout Alaska and the northwestern United States. As an eight time Alaska Small Business Administration Community Lender of the Year, and a certified Community Development Financial Institution, AGC is a proven leader in expanding economic opportunity in underserved areas of Alaska and throughout its markets. In addition to its core lending products, AGC administers and funds the North Slope Marketplace, which provides critical funds and consulting services for North Slope entrepreneurs, supporting ASRC’s goal of facilitating economic development in our region.