AEDC is a private nonprofit 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.
To grow a prosperous, sustainable and diverse economy.
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
What We Do
Connecting Business to Information and Opportunities
AEDC provides industry expertise and economic resources to both large corporations and growing companies interested in locating or expanding their business in Anchorage. We produce trusted employment data and economic research that provides a clear snapshot of the city’s economy.
Supporting Business Growth Across Industries
To maintain a competitive environment, we work to develop strategic initiatives that expand opportunities within individual industries. We also provide a variety of resources to support current and potential Anchorage businesses as they consider expansion or relocation to Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska.
Among our many services, AEDC can:
- Advise companies on the Anchorage market and potential opportunities
- Assist corporations in finding commercial land, buildings and office space
- Serve as an advocate to simplify the process of working with the Municipality of Anchorage
- Connect companies with Anchorage business and community leaders and influencers
- Create strategic initiatives to support growth in specific industry sectors
Expanding Opportunities in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska
In April 2008, AEDC, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough agreed to an economic development partnership that jointly promotes business opportunities in Southcentral Alaska. At AEDC, we publicize all three communities and connect companies to the many opportunities within them.