On May 24, 2016, we invited the general public to a Transportation Industry Outlook Event at NANA Development Corporation. Leaders representing Anchorage’s key transportation assets gave an update regarding the most important issues and opportunities affecting their industries and Anchorage’s infrastructure.
On March 24, 2016, we invited our Investors and the general public to join us for a presentation by Alaska’s Future about the current state fiscal situation. We encourage all Alaskans to educate themselves about our current state fiscal situation and encourage our leadership to come together with the shared goal of protecting and preserving Alaska’s future, its economy and the well-being of its people. Well informed, rational actions to address the current budget shortfalls and the development of a long-term strategy for growing and developing Alaska’s economy cannot wait.
On Jan. 27, 2016, AEDC held our annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker, Alexa Clay. At the event, President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia.
The Resource Extraction Report uses the latest information available to project the potential economic impact of proposed resource extraction projects on the horizon. Using available information and company interviews, the report estimates annual workforce demands and project spending proposed by future projects currently under development. The report will offer the reader a guide to measuring what the future of resource development could be in Alaska over the next decade.
As the signature Live. Work. Play. event of the year, the our First Fridays showcase printed photos, sourced from the I Love Anchorage Instagram account that AEDC manages. The event celebrates life in Anchorage, showing Anchorage from the perspective of more than 130 Anchorage residents, business and organizations.
On Oct. 4-7, 2015, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) held their Annual Conference in Anchorage to great success. This event brought over a thousand economic development professionals, site selection consultants, vendors and students to Anchorage for the week-long event exposing Alaska to a broad range of potential business and educational opportunities.
On July 29, 2015, AEDC hosted the 3-Year Outlook Luncheon and presented a report on what the Anchorage economy could look like over the next three years. The results of the latest Anchorage Consumer Optimism survey were also released at this event. Our keynote speaker, Adam Braun, brought a fresh perspective on what drives and motivates millennials, how to attract and retain millennial talent, and how we can change the way we look at “business as usual.”
The luncheon was part of Alaska Entrepreneurship Week.
Alaska Entrepreneurship Week is a statewide movement to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Each year, communities around Alaska are encouraged to hold events that celebrate and showcase local innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and to inspire the next wave of innovations and business ventures right here in Alaska.
On Feb. 5, 2015, AEDC held our annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker, Daniel Pink. At the event, President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia.