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.
To grow a prosperous, sustainable and diverse economy.
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
Anchorage unemployment in July was 4.8 percent, according to the latest employment report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by First National Bank Alaska. The July rate shows a 0.6 percent drop from June’s revised rate and is well below the national rate of 5.6 percent and the statewide rate of 5.9 percent.
“Last month was the first time since 2007 that we’ve seen the unemployment rate dip below 5 percent in the month of July,” said Bill Popp, AEDC president and CEO. “We saw steady growth across a range of sectors and this is good news as we transition from summer into winter employment.”read more
The One Anchorage, One Economy team will kick off its Welcoming Cities initiative by helping organize the city’s first-ever Welcoming Week!
You are encouraged to attend all of the Welcoming Week events, including the Anchorage Chamber Make it Monday Forum – a panel discussion highlighting the benefits of a welcoming city and its workplaces.read more
AnchorageProspector is an economic development website tool that helps businesses identify where to open their business in the Anchorage area. The website tool can be accessed at www.AnchorageProspector.com »
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