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
Summer is almost here and it's time to get active on Anchorage's trails! Information will be available on how you can be safer on our trail system. Learn about Anchorage Trail Watch, Green Dot Anchorage and the new trails wayfinding signs. Meet Mayor Berkowitz and...read more
May 16 marked the official launch of the Anchorage Trails Wayfinding project, which seeks to improve the usability and safety of Anchorage's trails. The three-year project is a partnership between AEDC, Anchorage Park Foundation, Anchorage Parks and Recreation, and...read more
Almost as important as having the right technical skills for a job is having the right set of “soft skills” and professional behavior. AEDC will be hosting a workshop tailored to college graduates, May 17 at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub. "From College to Career: How to...read more
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