AK Loyal The goal of the AK Loyal webpage, managed by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, is to provide Alaskans with a central location to identify ways to show pride in our state and encourage people to buy, support and talk about Alaska-made items. The AK Loyal website promotes Alaska’s family of brands and programs designed to promote Alaska’s businesses: Made in Alaska, Buy Alaska, Alaska Grown, Alaska Silver Hand, Alaska Seafood, and Travel Alaska. It’s also designed to support the "buy local" efforts already underway in many Alaska communities, and celebrates our unique lifestyle. BuyAlaska is a program under the Alaska Small Business Development Center formed to connect consumers and businesses to help grow the Alaska economy. Their mission is to amplify Alaska businesses through connection, awareness, and improved access to resources. The program partners with organizations across the state to create new and innovative ways to help promote and support Alaska’s businesses. For more information on BuyAlaska: Visit the BuyAlaska website: https://buyalaska.com/ Follow BuyAlaska on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buyalaska Follow BuyAlaska on Twitter: https://twitter.com/buy_alaska 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 Community and Regional Affairs 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 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) logo identifies Alaska seafood products. ASMI is a public-private partnership between the State of Alaska via the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and the Alaska seafood industry, designed to increase the economic value of the Alaska seafood resource. Alaska. Beyond Your Dreams. Within Your Reach – This is the state tourism marketing campaign executed by the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), designed to increase brand awareness and year-round visitation. Alaska Silver Hand – The distinctive Silver Hand tag guarantees that products are authentic Alaska Native art made in the state 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!