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


  • The 2014 3-Year Outlook Luncheon will feature guest speaker, Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com. CLICK HERE to learn more!


  • Alaska Entrepreneurship Week is July 25 - Aug 1, 2014. CLICK HERE to view a calendar of events!


  • Anchorage unemployment was 4.9 percent in May 2014. Click to view the full report sponsored by First National Bank Alaska.


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


  • The Business Pitch-On-A-Train Competition is July 31. Buy your ticket now.


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AEDC Recognized as First Trustee in State by Kiva Zip


AEDC is the first organization in Alaska to be named as a trustee for Kiva Zip, a small pilot project by Kiva.org focusing on direct person-to-person microlending. The program aims to expand financial opportunities and access for borrowers, reduce the cost of capital for borrowers and enhance the connectedness between lenders and borrowers.

AEDC is partnering with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to identify Alaska businesses that would benefit from the Kiva funding model. As a trustee to Kiva Zip, AEDC will play a crucial role in the program by recommending borrowers for the Kiva Zip loan and ensuring they meet the criteria for the program. In addition, AEDC and SBDC will provide borrowers with ongoing support and business coaching.  Click here for more information.

Questions? Contact AEDC's Business and Economic Development Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (907) 334-1205.