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

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Upcoming Events

  1. Follow The Light

    December 20, 2014 - January 10, 2015
  2. Christmas Holiday – AEDC Closed

    December 24 - December 25
  3. 1 Million Cups Anchorage

    December 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week for 52 weeks
  4. New Year’s Holiday – AEDC Closed

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015
  5. Live. Work. Play. Steering Committee Meeting

    January 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Latest News

AEDC Luncheon Tickets Available to Investors!

AEDC Investors can purchase tickets for the Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon starting TODAY! The AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon has sold out for the past three years in a row with more than 1,500 attendees. AEDC Investors have early access to purchase tickets. You... read more

Anchorage jobs total strong for October

Anchorage jobs total strong for October The October unemployment rate in Anchorage was 4.7 percent, down 0.2 percent from September’s revised rate, according to the latest employment report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by First... read more


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