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Offices Closed to Public

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Commissioner's Office

Commissioner Julie Anderson

Commissioner Julie Anderson has experience in both private and public sectors with a diverse background in most of the core sectors in Alaska. Increasing the strength of the economy and putting Alaskans to work is a high priority. The State of Alaska is indeed Open for Business and she encourages both new and existing industries to take advantage of Alaska’s competitive advantages and grow their business here. Commissioner Anderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in International Management from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Deputy Commissioner John Springsteen

Deputy Commissioner John Springsteen began his working career as an environmental engineer. He has served as an economic advisor to multi-national corporations, a management consultant to industrial and high-tech companies, and as Chief Financial Officer of a U.S. publicly traded natural gas exploration company. More recently, he was COO at the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) where he worked in project finance and industrial infrastructure investment. Deputy Commissioner Springsteen received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Assistant Commissioner Amy Demboski

Assistant Commissioner Amy Demboski is a proven, effective leader with experience in government relations, as well as a successful record of building and managing multi-million dollar private businesses in Alaska's healthcare industry. She’s skilled in non-profit organizations, negotiation, budgeting, analytical skills, and government. Most recently, she was the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mike Dunleavy. Assistant Commissioner Demboski has a Master of Business Administration focused in Finance, and Graduate Certifications in Public Administration and Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University, as well as Bachelor degrees in Justice and History from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Commissioner's Office Contacts

Julie Anderson, Commissioner
John Springsteen, Deputy Commissioner
Amy Demboski, Assistant Commissioner
Glenn Hoskinson, Special Assistant
Victoria McCleskey, Executive Assistant

Commissioner's Office Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2500

Alaska Development Team Contact Information

The Alaska Development Team is ready to discuss your existing growth oriented business, your business that desires to enter and expand in Alaska, and your investment ready commercial and industrial projects.


John Springsteen, Deputy Commissioner
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Phone: (907) 269-8100
Sectors: Mining, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Energy

Matthew Fagnani, Senior Development Executive
Phone: (907) 269-5734
Sectors: Defense Contracting, Fishing, Seafood, Mariculture, Timber, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals

Keith Comstock, Development Executive
Phone: (907) 269-8406
Sectors: Agriculture, Aerospace, Aviation and Air Cargo, Broadband and Telecommunications, Engineering and Manufacturing, Technology and R&D, Tourism