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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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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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Latest News

July Unemployment Drops Below 5%

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.”

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