AEDC Mission

The mission of AEDC is to grow a prosperous, sustainable and diverse economy.

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AEDC Vision

Anchorage will be the #1 city in America to Live, Work and Play by 2025.

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AEDC releases more than 20 economic reports each year.

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What is AEDC?

AEDC is a private non-profit corporation (IRS code 501(c)(6)), operating since 1987. It exists to encourage growth and diversity in the Anchorage economy, promote a favorable business climate and improve the standard of living of Anchorage residents. Funding sources for the corporation are private contributions, municipal and state grants and contracts.

Mission Statement:

To grow a prosperous, sustainable and diverse economy.

Vision Statement:

By 2025, Anchorage is the #1 city in America to live, work and play.

Integrity: Being transparent and ethical in all our dealings

Credibility: Demonstrating competency and expertise in everything that we do

Proactive: Creating opportunities through innovative actions

Collaboration: Leveraging our strengths with the strengths of others

Average Monthly Employment by Industry

2013 Figures

  • Transportation 21.1%
  • Government 18.9%
  • Educational & Health Services 15.9%
  • Leisure & Hospitality 10.8%
  • Professional & Business Services 13.3%

Source: AK DOL R&A. More information in the AEDC 2013 Annual Report.

Upcoming Events

  1. Thanksgiving Holiday – AEDC Closed

    November 27 - November 28
  2. AEDC Annual Board Meeting

    December 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. 1 Million Cups Anchorage

    December 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week for 52 weeks
  4. Peterson Tower Holiday Party

    December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Drive-In at the Loussac Library

    December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Latest News

I Love Anchorage First Friday

For the first time, Anchorage Economic Development Corp. hosted a First Friday on Nov. 7, 2014. As the signature Live. Work. Play. event of the year, the First Friday showcased printed photos, sourced from the I Love Anchorage Instagram account that AEDC manages. The... read more


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