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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!

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Five/Thirty: Join the Urban Conflux

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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1 Million Cups Anchorage

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Workplace Well-Being Committee Meeting

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LWP Community Safety Meeting

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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