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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

Why do you live in Anchorage? Why would you leave Anchorage? We want to know. Tell us today!

Upcoming Events

  1. The Economic Value of Parks & Trails

    April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. LWP Housing Committee Meeting

    April 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  3. 1 Million Cups Anchorage

    April 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    Every week for 52 weeks
  4. GreenDot Anchorage Quarterly Bystander Training

    April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. 2015 Alaska Business Plan Competition

    April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Latest News

Latest Business Attraction News from AEDC

The latest AEDC Business Attraction E-News is out! Every quarter AEDC sends out an email to a list of national and international contacts with updates on business news in Alaska. Included in this edition: Amid West Coast Port Congestion, Anchorage Airport Sees Air... read more

Take the Alaska business traveler survey today!

Participate today in the Business Traveler Survey! On behalf of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA), AEDC is conducting a survey of business travelers based in Anchorage. The survey results will ultimately help TSAIA to better understand the needs of... read more


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