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
On March 8, the Live. Work. Play. Workforce Development Area of Focus will be kicking off a series of “Job Skills Boot Camps” in neighborhoods with high unemployment. These half-day workshops are designed to provide soft skill and professionalism training for job...read more
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Live. Work. Play. Community Safety and Trails Areas of Focus joined forces to put on a first-ever Green Dot training for Trail Watch volunteers and trail enthusiasts. Green Dot is a nationwide, safe bystander intervention training. Over 40...read more
The One Anchorage One Economy Area of Focus, along with the Welcoming Anchorage project, is dedicated to making sure all of Anchorage’s residents are full participants in the economy, regardless of background, in order for the city to realize its full economic...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