What is Live. Work. Play.?
We have a vision for our future. By 2025, Anchorage is the #1 city in America to Live. Work. & Play
Anchorage is a young and growing city for all ages where you can live close to work, make a competitive salary and have a plethora of options for entertainment and outdoor activities. There are many things that make this city an amazing place to call home; however, to be the #1 city in the nation to live, work, and play we must continually improve and invest.
As Alaskans, we are proud of our state. We know that as the largest state in the nation we have more to offer. Our economy is stable, our workforce is strong and opportunities are plentiful. Our mountains are bigger, our trails are longer and we share one common idea — we love where we live.
Live. Work. Play. is a grassroots effort focused on community improvement and engagement for the people who live here.
In 2011, the AEDC Board of Directors unanimously passed the aspirational narrative and metrics for the Live. Work. Play. initiative that states by 2025, Anchorage will be the #1 city in America to live, work and play.
Download the narrative here: Live. Work. Play. Narrative
Live. Work. Play. Areas of Focus
LWP Latest News
At AEDC, we know that the foundation for a strong community is built from individuals. That’s why our Workforce Development Area of Focus from our Live.Work.Play. Initiative has teamed up with local business professionals to offer Job Skills Boot Camps in four...read more
In December, a delegation from the Oklahoma City Revitalization Project visited Anchorage and met with many of our Live. Work. Play. volunteers and leaders. Cook Inlet Housing Authority and the LWP Housing Area of Focus put together a report based on the delegation's...read more
March 8, 3-7 p.m. – Job Skills Boot Camp, Mountain View Library March 15, 8-11 a.m. – AEDC Board of Directors Meeting, Hotel Captain Cook March 15, 3-4:30 p.m. – Creative Placemaking Area of Focus meeting, Anchorage Love Church March 16, 3:30-4 p.m. – Community Safety...read more
Susitna Sponsors: $2,500+
Flattop Sponsors: $1,000+
Alaska Airlines, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, CRW Engineering Group LLC, DOWL, McCool Carlson Green Architects, RIM Architects, KPMG, Brandy Pennington – Dwell Realty, Jamie Harvey – Jack White Real Estate, Bristol Bay Native Corp., Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Weidner Apartment Homes, ENSTAR Natural Gas, Avitus Group