- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 36. Public Contracts
- Chapter 30. State Procurement Code
- Section 180. Purpose.
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AS 36.30.180. Purpose.
The legislature finds that there exists in the state continuing high unemployment, underutilization of resident
construction and supply firms, and high costs unfavorable to the welfare of Alaskans and to the economic health of the
state. The purpose of bidder preference for resident firms when the state acts as a market participant is to encourage
local industry, strengthen and stabilize the economy, decrease unemployment, and strengthen the tax and revenue base of
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