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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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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

IEDC Conference

Upcoming Events

Thu 27

Alaska Inbound Marketing Summit

August 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 27

Engage Anchorage Quarterly Meeting

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 27

Investor Meet & Greet

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 02

1 Million Cups Anchorage

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wed 02

Live. Work. Play. Steering Committee Meeting

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Latest News

Take the LWP Survey Before it Closes!

The LWP Survey will be closing on August 31. There is still time to tell us, “Why do you live here?” and “Why would you leave?” Your responses will help update the Live. Work. Play. Narrative, a document describing the kind of place Anchorage aspires to be by 2025. It is this Anchorage, the best Anchorage we can be, that dictates the course and efforts of the Live. Work. Play. initiative. So far, more than 700 people have answered the survey to help make the Anchorage they love. We are only 300 responses away from our goal of 1000! Be a part of the change and make your voice heard today before the survey closes! Click here to take the LWP survey before it closes on August... read more

Latest Live. Work. Play. News from AEDC

The August edition of the Live. Work. Play. (LWP) E-News is out! Are you on the LWP mailing list? If not, sign up here! Included in this month’s E-News: Welcoming Week Anchorage: September 12-20 Take the LWP Survey before is closes August 31! Win TWO First Class Tickets to Asia, Japan or Micronesia! Quarterly Engage Anchorage Meeting: August 27 Upcoming meetings and events I Love Anchorage update Click here to read all about these exciting... read more

2015 Innovator Magazine Available Online!

The 2015 Alaska Innovator magazine was launched in Sunday’s edition of the Alaska Dispatch News! Stories include: Top 5 Roadblocks & Resources for Alaska Entrepreneurs Managing the Life Cycle of Your Business Drones & Pot: Legal Hurdles for New Alaska Industries To read it online, click here. To check out past editions of the Innovator magazine, go to the Publication’s page of our... read more

2015 3-Year Outlook Reports Available!

Tell us your thoughts on the Luncheon! Thank you to all attendees of the 2015 AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon! Our attendance broke new records this year and we appreciate everyone that took the time out of their busy schedules to join us! If you were able to attend, please tell us what you thought! Click here to take a quick, ten-question survey to tell us how we did and what you would like to see in the future! Thank you! DOWNLOAD REPORTS: You can view the 2015 3-Year Outlook Report for Anchorage here, sponsored by Weidner Apartment Homes! You can view the 2015 Q2 Anchorage Consumer Optimism Index (ANCi) here, sponsored by KeyBank. Click here to view the Prezi from today’s luncheon. Once again, thank you for attending today!   2016 AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon Speaker Announced! AEDC is pleased to announce the speaker for our next Economic Forecast Luncheon on January 27, 2016!  Alexa Clay is the co-author of The Misfit Economy, named the best business book to read in 2015 by The World Economic Forum, TechRepublic, The Telegraph and Huffington Post. For more information on Ms. Clay click here.       Live. Work. Play. Raffle: Win TWO FIRST CLASS TICKETS to Asia, Japan or Micronesia on Delta Air Lines! The 2015 Live. Work. Play. Initiative Raffle was launched at the Entrepreneurship Hall before the Luncheon! Prizes include first class tickets to Asia, Japan or Micronesia and two sets of coach tickets on any domestic flights on Delta Airlines! Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please contact AEDC at (907) 258-3700... read more


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