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
Alaska has a rich musical history. Creative Placemaking Area of Focus member, Kurt Reimann, has been working for over a year on launching The Alaska Music Show, which features Alaska-made music on KONR 106.1 FM from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m daily. Read more about Kurt’s...read more
As we head into the fall, the Live. Work. Play. initiative is looking for volunteers to engage on two critical Areas of Focus: Workforce Development and Community Wellness. In our effort to become the #1 city in America to live, work and play by 2025, it is essential...read more
The Live. Work. Play. Housing Area of Focus would like to invite you to celebrate a project spearheaded by Cook Inlet Housing Authority to demonstrate in full scale what micro-apartments in Anchorage could look like. Using mock furniture and a 190-square-foot space,...read more
Flattop Sponsors: $1,000+
Alaska Airlines, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, CRW Engineering Group LLC, DOWL, 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