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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

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Upcoming Events

Tue 06

ArtPlace Community Forum

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 07

1 Million Cups Anchorage

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wed 07

The Essence of Crowdfunding

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 07

Live. Work. Play. Steering Committee Meeting

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Latest News

August Unemployment Hits Eight-Year Low

Anchorage unemployment in August dropped to 4.5 percent, a 0.3 percent decrease from July’s revised rate, according to the latest employment report release by Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by First National Bank Alaska. The rate remains below the national rate of 5.2 percent and the statewide rate of 5.5 percent.

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AEDC Board Supports LGBT Equal Rights Ordinance

On September 15, the AEDC Board of Directors held a special meeting and unanimously approved a policy letter regarding the pending decision by the Anchorage Assembly on proposed ordinances to adopt equal rights provisions in the municipal code for the LGBT community. This letter was shared with the Anchorage Assembly and Mayor Berkowitz and was read into the record last night during public testimony on the proposed ordinances.

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