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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

2015 Resource Extraction Reception & Report Release

Join us for the 2015 Resource Extraction Reception & Report Release on November 10!

Upcoming Events

Tue 13

LWP Community Safety Meeting

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 14

1 Million Cups Anchorage

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thu 15

What’s at Stake: the Future of Energy

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 22

LWP Housing Committee Meeting

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Latest News

AEDC Receives Top Honors From IEDC

Five Alaska organizations, including AEDC, were honored by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its annual conference this week, held in Anchorage this year.

AEDC received two Excellence in Economic Development Awards this year, including top honors (gold) in the General Purpose Website category. The awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year’s most influential leaders.

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August Unemployment Hits Eight-Year Low

Anchorage unemployment in August dropped to 4.5 percent, a 0.3 percent decrease from July’s revised rate, according to the latest employment report release by Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by First National Bank Alaska. The rate remains below the national rate of 5.2 percent and the statewide rate of 5.5 percent.

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