For more than 25 years AEDC has been helping businesses grow a prosperous, sustainable and diverse economy for Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. Becoming an Investor in AEDC is becoming an investor in the economy of Anchorage & Southcentral Alaska. We are driven by the needs and viewpoints of the private sector with 75% of our income coming from the private sector and 25% from government sources. Your support is vital to continue our work for the next 25 years.
The benefits of joining your fellow businesses are many:
Diamond $20,000 +
Platinum $10,000 - $19,999
Gold $5,000 - $9,999
Silver $2,500 - $4,999
Bronze $500 - $2,499
There are five levels for AEDC Investment: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. All five levels receive the basic benefits/services of Investment described previously. Additional valuable benefits are added at each higher investment level. Each level of investment is described below along with the associated benefits.
Silver - $2,500
Silver level membership is for companies that are emerging industry leaders interested in economic development issues. Silver-level investors receive the following benefits in addition to all other benefits listed below.
Gold - $5,000
Gold level membership is for companies seeking active participation in economic development and the business community. Investors enjoy opportunities to connect with others to establish relationships in both the private and public sectors. Gold-level investors receive the following benefits in addition to all other benefits listed below.
Platinum - $10,000
Platinum level membership is for companies recognized as local leaders. Such investors want to surround themselves with others who support a progressive vision for AEDC. Platinum-level investors receive the following benefits in addition to all other benefits listed below.
Diamond - $20,000
Diamond level membership is for companies truly committed to elevating Anchorage. Such investors are satisfied only with full participation and understand that progress requires a personal and financial commitment. Diamond-level investors receive the following benefits in addition to all other benefits listed below:
All AEDC Investors receive the following basic services and benefits.
Invest in Anchorage's Future
First and foremost, investing in AEDC is an investment in your community's future. Your support enables us to continue our mission of bringing growth and diversity to Anchorage's economy. By helping the AEDC grow Anchorage's economy, you in turn will contribute to the long-term success of your own business.
Top Contact Networking Opportunities
Becoming an active investor of the AEDC will publicize your commitment to Anchorage's economy as well as give you the opportunity for high profile visibility. Through our annual events, quarterly receptions, business roundtables and brown bag lunches, you will have exposure to top business leaders who, like you, have made an investment in Anchorage's business community.
AEDC investors are extended special invitations to meet with prospective business developers, members of the international press, and companies visiting Anchorage to evaluate our community as a prospective location for operations. Investors are also invited to travel with AEDC on national or international trade missions.
As new businesses relocating to Anchorage contact us and inquire about local business services and products, we will refer our investors to them. We also invite our investors to maintain a small supply of company press kits or marketing information, so that we can distribute this information by request to the appropriate individuals.
Opportunity to be Involved
AEDC provides many opportunities for its investors to be involved. High-level investors are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, and we constantly look for ways that all investors can be involved; whether by investor-only events, special committees and task forces, or one-on-one meetings with AEDC staff. All investors are invited to attend our quarterly Board meetings. AEDC also holds two annual luncheons as well as other events that provide opportunities for investors to network with Anchorage's top business leaders.
Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon
This luncheon is Anchorage's biggest economic event of the year, typically hosting nearly 1,000 business leaders every January. During this luncheon, AEDC presents its highly anticipated annual economic forecast for Anchorage. The networking opportunity at this event is significant because of the number of top-level executives that attend.
Annual Investor Luncheon
AEDC's Annual Investor Luncheon provides an exclusive, investors-only opportunity to hear about what projects AEDC is working on to bring new economic activity into Anchorage and what new developments are occurring in the local community. We also present an update to our January economic forecast at this event. This event is also another great networking event to associate with your top-level business peers. Held each July, it typically attracts about 500 of Anchorage's top community leaders.
AEDC provides several opportunities for sponsorship to its investors throughout the year. Through AEDC sponsorship, investors can actively publicize their commitment to Anchorage's future to the community and other business leaders.
Our investors can select how they would like to be billed for their investment: Quarterly, Semi-Annually or Annually.
The AEDC helps to support the Buy Alaska program, which works to assist businesses, consumers, and government entities in finding competitive Alaskan sources for goods and services. As an investor of AEDC, part of your contribution will be used to provide support to the Buy Alaska program.
Through your AEDC investment, you will also receive the following tangible benefits:
All AEDC investors receive access to the members-only portion of our website, to learn about the latest opportunities, special invitations and insider information. We will also list your company and website link on our website in our business directory. This is a great way to promote your business and increase general awareness.
Our quarterly newsletter, which has a distribution of about 10,000, informs investors and the business community of new economic developments in Anchorage and new projects at the AEDC. We also feature other investors’ news and highlights.
Monthly News Bulletins
Our monthly news bulletins keep investors informed of current activities at AEDC, as well as the successes and latest news of other investors. We also showcase investors’ company news and highlights in each issue.