• See how different people Live. Work. Play. in Anchorage on our community Instagram account, iloveanchorage!


  • 3-Year Outlook for Anchorage: Click to watch video, view the report and Prezi.


  • Recap of the 2nd annual Pitch-On-A-Train Competition with video.


  • View recent AEDC publications by CLICKING HERE.


  • Unemployment was 5.3 percent in August for Anchorage. Click to view full report.


  • One in ten jobs in Anchorage is directly or indirectly related to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.


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Jim Posey

Jim Posey has served as the General Manager of Anchorage Municipal Light and Power since Jan. 3, 2003, when he was appointed by Mayor George Wuerch.  He has successfully guided the utility through many challenges in the largest urban center in Alaska.  He has overseen continued service excellence and reliability that is critical to the well-being and growth of the economic heart of Anchorage.  Under Posey’s management, ML&P added the newest and most efficient generation technology in Alaska and has revamped and updated the infrastructure that serves ML&P customers.

Prior to his appointment to ML&P, Posey served three years as Director of the MOA Cultural & Recreational Services Department.  In that position, he oversaw the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Anchorage Municipal Library System, Parks & Beautification, Sports & Recreation, and Chugiak/Eagle River Parks & Recreation.

Jim Posey was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas.  After a stint in the Air Force, he attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated in 1972.  He then attended graduate school at the University of Kansas and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1975.

For many years, he was an oil and gas attorney for Worldwide Energy and ARCO Alaska, Inc.  During his years at ARCO (1979-1996), Posey also worked as a Resources Issues Manager and Federal Government Relations Manager.  He was appointed to the Alaska Public Utilities Commission by Governor Tony Knowles and served in that capacity from 1996-1999.

Posey has great depth of knowledge and experience in the energy-related issues facing our state and our country.  He has been active in land acquisition, oil and gas leasing, U.S Corps of Engineers 404 Permitting, wetland advance identification, U.S. Fish and Wildlife mitigation policy, and local, state, and federal Coastal Zone Management.  His published work relating to industry activities in wetland areas appeared in the January/February 1986 EPA Journal titled: Wetlands and Oil: Coexistence on the Tundra.

Always active in community affairs, Posey has served on the boards of the Anchorage Community Land Trust, Junior Achievement, Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc. and the Anchorage Center for Families, to name just a few.  He is a founding member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and participates in Urban League programs.  He is a strong advocate for underserved youth and volunteers his time as a mentor whenever possible.


Upcoming Events

Live. Work. Play. First Friday:

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.
Egan Center

AEDC Annual Board Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Hotel Captain Cook

Peterson Tower Holiday Party

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Peterson Tower