2014 AEDC Annual Report

AEDC has been a leader in economic development and business assistance for more than 25 years. Our 250 investor companies represent the largest employers in Alaska, and are a mix of locally grown and national corporations across every major industry in the state. Our primary mission is to grow and diversify the economy of Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. Our vision is to make Anchorage the #1 city in America to live, work and play by 2025.

Two-thousand-fourteen went by like a whirlwind. The Live. Work. Play. initiative started moving like never before, with more than 100 volunteers powering the movement, more than 100 companies signing Memorandum of Understanding forms and the I Love Anchorage Instagram account breaking more than 1,000 followers with a month’s long waiting list to host.

Our Business and Economic Development Department met with businesses on a local and national level. They assisted with site selectors and planned award-winning entrepreneurship programs and events. The second-ever Alaska Entrepreneurship Week went off without a hitch and brought several big-name entrepreneurs to town. The Alaska Entrepreneurship Week events were well-attended and provided value and inspiration to the community.

AEDC’s social media presence and email list continued to grow. We had local and national media reaching a media value of more than $1 million. The I Love Anchorage Instagram account earned a Gold Award of Excellence from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Overall, 2014 was a good year for AEDC. We are looking forward to another busy year in 2015, hosting site selectors and economic development professionals from around the world when we host the IEDC Annual Conference in the fall of 2015. Thank you to our 2014 Board of Directors for their hard work and to all of our Investors for supporting the mission and vision of AEDC.

Download the full report (PDF file) here: 2014 AEDC Annual Report