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
AEDC is seeking to engage dynamic, experienced business professionals to serve as Business & Economic Development Coordinator Click here to learn more.
On March 8, the Live. Work. Play. Workforce Development Area of Focus will be kicking off a series of “Job Skills Boot Camps” in neighborhoods with high unemployment. These half-day workshops are designed to provide soft skill and professionalism training for job...read more
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Live. Work. Play. Community Safety and Trails Areas of Focus joined forces to put on a first-ever Green Dot training for Trail Watch volunteers and trail enthusiasts. Green Dot is a nationwide, safe bystander intervention training. Over 40...read more
The One Anchorage One Economy Area of Focus, along with the Welcoming Anchorage project, is dedicated to making sure all of Anchorage’s residents are full participants in the economy, regardless of background, in order for the city to realize its full economic...read more
Do you offer summer jobs or internships through your organization? Do you struggle to access a wide pool of potential job seekers to fill seasonal positions? Live. Work. Play.’s Workforce Development Area of Focus is introducing an online Summer Job Opportunity Pool....read more
Live. Work. Play. February events Workforce Development Area of Focus Meeting, Wednesday Feb. 8, 3:30-5 p.m. (AEDC Board Room) Creative Placemaking Area of Focus Meeting, Wednesday Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. (Church of Love) Health/Wellness on Trails Subcommittee Meeting,...read more
Thank you to all the attendees who joined us at the 2017 Economic Forecast Luncheon! It was a sold-out crowd 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...read more