• 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.


LWP Artwork Revised 12-1-13

Report Artwork Revised 12-1-13

May Employment Report Released!

Unemployment Graphic May 2013

The unemployment rate fell to the lowest May rate seen in Anchorage since 2007! Typically lower than April's rate, the May reading fell one-tenth of a point to 4.7 percent. The average year-to-date non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Anchorage was 5 percent, down 0.1 percent from April and 0.8 percent lower than the 2012 year-to-date average. Anchorage has seen an increase of 1,500 jobs so far in 2013. 

Learn more about the May employment figures in AEDC's May Employment Report. CLICK HERE to read the report.


Upcoming Events

High-Functioning Happy Hour

Presented by Engage Anchorage
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tap Root

Resource Extraction Report Reception

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
5 - 7 p.m.
Hotel Captain Cook

AEDC Annual Board Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Hotel Captain Cook

Live. Work. Play. First Friday
I Love Anchorage

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

Peterson Tower Holiday Party

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