AEDC History

AEDC Formed

June 2, 1987
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AEDC Board of Directors Appointed

June 1987
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FedEx Arrives at Airport

1988
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AEDC - Public to Private

January 1989
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Alyeska Resort Expansion

1991
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Buy Alaska Launch

1992
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Ship Creek Redevelopment

1992
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Air Passenger Service Incentive

1993
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Buy Alaska Success

1995
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New Business Incentive Program

1996
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Top of the World Cargo Summit

1997
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Seafood Reports Published

1999
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Annual Luncheons Announced

2000
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Military Logistics Research

2000
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Vision Anchorage

2001
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Economic Forecast Luncheon

January 2002
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Federal Cool Supply Chain Demonstration Project Grant

2003
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Dena'ina Convention Center Project

2004
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Foreign Trade Project

2004
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Alaska Workforce Development Conference

2005
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Business Recruitment Campaign

2005
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MOUs Open New Markets

January 2007
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19 Years of Job Growth

January 2007
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Anchorage Big Wild Life™

2007
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Anchorage Comprehensive Econ. Devel. Strategy

2007
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Southcentral Energy Policy

December 2007
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Performance Tracking

January 2008
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Southcentral Economic Development Agreement

May 2008
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Alaska Film Production Incentive Program

June 2008
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Three-Year Outlook Launch

July 2008
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Anchorage Prospector Launch

October 2008
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Anchorage Business Confidence Index Launch

February 2009
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Heart of Anchorage Dena'ina Award

March 2009
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Rungis Express

2009
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Live. Work. Play.

2010
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Anchorage First Launch

2010
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Live. Work. Play. Grows

2011
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FexEx Growth

2012
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For the Love of Anchorage

2012
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AEDC Celebrates 25 Years

June 2, 2012
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Alaska Entrepreneurship Week Launch

July 2013
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Alaska Innovator Launch

July 2013
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KivaZip

2013
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Mt. View & Fairview Economic Development

2013
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IEDC Selects Anchorage For 2015

October 2013
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BRE Survey Launch

April 2014
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Air Cargo Development Study

October 2014
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AEDC Past Board Chairs and President/CEOs

Scott Hawkins

President and CEO
1987-1995

Gerald Grilly

Board Chair
1988

G. Wilson Hughes

Board Chair
1989

Ronald Duncan

Board Chair
1990-1991

Tennys Owens

Board Chair
1992

Michael Stone

Board Chair
1993

Mary Hughes

Board Chair
1994

Max Lowe

Board Chair
1995

Patricia DeMarco

President and CEO
1995-1999

Michael Brady

Board Chair
1996

Ernest Hall

Board Chair
1997

B. John Shipe

Board Chair
1998

Melvin Nichols

Board Chair
1999

Larry Crawford

President and CEO
1999-2004

James Gorski

Board Chair
2001

Gene O'Hara

Board Chair
2002

Kathleen Porterfield

Board Chair
2003

Larry Cash

Board Chair
2004

Robert Poe

President & CEO
2004-2007

Edward Lamb

Board Chair
2005

John Parrott

Board Chair
2006

Sophie Minich

Board Chair
2007

Bill Popp

President & CEO
2007-Present

Brian Nerland

Board Chair
2008

Dennis Mitchell

Board Chair
2009

Lon Wilson

Board Chair
2010

Chris Brown

Board Chair
2011

Greg Pearce

Board Chair
2012

Joe Everhart

Board Chair
2013

Timothy Vig

Board Chair
2014

Mike Prozeralik

Board Chair
2015

Jim Hasle

Board Chair
2016