Live. Work. Play 2014 Metrics

In 2010, the Board of Directors for Anchorage Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) adopted a vision for Anchorage. By 2025, Anchorage will be the #1 city in America to Live, Work and Play. To accomplish this vision, quantitative metrics were selected to measure how Anchorage compares against the largest city in each state and the District of Columbia. The metrics are categorized into three categories: Live, Work and Play. Each year AEDC updates the metrics and determines where Anchorage ranks in each category.

All three categories, Live, Work and Play, fell in their rankings for 2014. Anchorage was not affected as severely by the Great Recession and has recovered more rapidly than most areas. As other city’s conditions improve, maintaining our competitive strengths in these rankings will become more challenging. The LWP leaders and partners recognize this and will continue to work on improving Anchorage’s LWP rankings by supporting initiatives and policies that address these critical metrics.

Download the full report (PDF file): 2014 LWP Metrics