Alaska Division of Economic Development AK Loyal The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development launched “AK Loyal,” as a way for Alaskans to show pride in our state and encourage people to buy, support and talk about Alaska-made items. AK Loyal promotes Alaska’s family of brands: Made in Alaska, Buy Alaska, Alaska Grown, Alaska Silver Hand, Alaska Seafood, and Travel Alaska. The effort also supports the buy local efforts already underway in many Alaska communities, and celebrates our unique lifestyle. Alaska brands: Made in Alaska – The Made in Alaska (MIA) emblem, featuring a mother bear with a cub, means a product has been handcrafted or manufactured in Alaska using local materials whenever possible (51 percent or more of the product is produced in Alaska). Products range from handmade mugs and wooden skis to energy efficient windows and Alaska-class ferries. This program is managed by the Division of Economic Development in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Alaska Grown – The Alaska Grown Symbol identifies quality food and fiber products that have been grown and raised in Alaska. Look for it at grocery stores, farmers markets, and restaurants. This program is managed by the Division of Agriculture in the Department of Natural Resources. Alaska Seafood - Wild, Natural and Sustainable – this logo identifies Alaska seafood products. This program is managed by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, a public-private partnership between the State of Alaska via the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and the Alaska seafood industry. Alaska. Beyond Your Dreams. Within Your Reach – This is the state tourism marketing campaign executed by the Alaska Travel Industry Association to increase brand awareness and year round visitation. Funded by the Division of Economic Development in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and by industry contributions. Alaska Silver Hand – The distinctive Silver Hand tag guarantees that products are authentic Alaska Native art made in Alaska by a member of a federally recognized Alaska Native tribe. The tag includes the artist’s name, tribe, community or origin and permit number. This program is managed by Alaska State Council on the Arts. Look for locally made products every time you shop and remember that when we buy things made or produced in the state, it energizes Alaska’s economy. “Like” AK Loyal on Facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/AlaskaLoyal.