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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline winds through the Fairbanks North Star Borough
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline
winds through the Fairbanks
North Star Borough
Photo credit:
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

The heart of the interior with with more than 96,888 residents, The Fairbanks North Star Borough, located in the heart of Interior Alaska, is the state's second largest census area Located 50 minutes by air from Anchorage. The Borough encompasses 7,361 square miles of land and 78 square miles
of water.

Economic Hub
Fairbanks is the regional center for the Interior making it a much larger market than it seems at first glance . Some of the communities that regularly do business in Fairbanks include; Delta Junction, 42 Interior villages, Tok Junction and Nenana.

Two military installations lie within the Borough's boundaries - Fort Wainwright Army Post and Eielson Air Force Base - and more than one-fifth of the Borough's residents live at these sites. Both installations operate their own landfills and Fort Wainwright operates its own water system.

The Borough possesses excellent interregional air, road and rail connections. The Census Area is the northern "end of the line" for the Alaska Railroad, which links the Fairbanks Borough with the ports of Anchorage, Seward and Whittier. The Fairbanks International Airport serves as the regional hub. With the exception of the Glenn and Sterling highways, all major Alaska highways lead to Fairbanks.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a major economic engine in Fairbanks
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a major economic engine in Fairbanks
Photo credit:
University of Alaska Fairbanks photo by Todd Paris

Natural Resources
The Fairbanks North Star Borough offers an abundance of energy production opportunity. The Interior's natural resources are employed to produce electricity, including crude oil from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, coal from the Usibelli Coal mine, and has many local saw mills producing lumber and firewood. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus is studying use of fuel cells and other technologies for potential energy production for the region.

Fairbanks has ready access to many
commercial forests

For a Socio-Economic Review of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Click here to download a Community Research Quarterly.

(Source - Alaska Economic Information System - Department of Community & Economic Development.)
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