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Mon 07
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LWP Community Safety Meeting

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 09

1 Million Cups Anchorage

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 11
Mon 14

Make It Monday Welcome Week Forum

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Recent News from the AEDC

AEDC Board Approves Fiscal Letter to State

While AEDC is not an advocacy organization and rarely takes a position on issues, at the August 20 AEDC Board of Director’s meeting the Board voted to draft a letter to the Governor and Legislature urging them to take decisive action in the next Legislative session to...

July Unemployment Drops Below 5%

Anchorage unemployment in July was 4.8 percent, according to the latest employment report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by First National Bank Alaska. The July rate shows a 0.6 percent drop from June’s revised rate and is well below the national rate of 5.6 percent and the statewide rate of 5.9 percent.

“Last month was the first time since 2007 that we’ve seen the unemployment rate dip below 5 percent in the month of July,” said Bill Popp, AEDC president and CEO. “We saw steady growth across a range of sectors and this is good news as we transition from summer into winter employment.”

Take the LWP Survey Before it Closes!

The LWP Survey will be closing on August 31. There is still time to tell us, “Why do you live here?” and “Why would you leave?” Your responses will help update the Live. Work. Play. Narrative, a document describing the kind of place Anchorage aspires to be by 2025. It...