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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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Upcoming Events

Wed 02

AEDC Annual Board Meeting

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 02

1 Million Cups Anchorage

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wed 02

Live. Work. Play. Steering Committee Meeting

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 03

Workplace Well-Being Committee Meeting

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 08

LWP Community Safety Meeting

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Latest News

AEDC Releases Projections for Alaska Resource Extraction Projects

AEDC has released its 2015 Resource Extraction Projects: 10-Year Projection Report, sponsored by Northrim Bank. The report shows that despite a series of monumental changes for the resource extraction industry over the past year, including Shell’s termination of its Arctic offshore drilling program, resource extraction companies have been presented with opportunities to improve efficiencies and gain greater profits in their current operations in Alaska.

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Anchorage unemployment hits 14-year low for September

The unemployment rate for Anchorage in September was 4.7 percent, the lowest September unemployment rate for the city since 2001, according to the latest report from the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. The rate marks a 0.2 percent increase from August’s revised rate, but continues to remain well below the national and statewide averages. The economic report is further strengthened by the latest housing market data from Alaska MLS, which shows a 12 percent increase in the number of homes sold in September compared to August.

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