The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Nothing like an economic development announcement to perk up the spirits of Ketchikan and its business community.
Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward told the Borough Assembly on Monday that the Alaska Class Ferry project could begin as soon as September.
The Alaska Department of Transportation has issued a request for proposals, which Vigor, the shipyard’s operator, is expected to respond to. Then it’s just a matter of the state giving Vigor the go-ahead.