Live. Work. Play. History

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) has a bold vision:  to make Anchorage the #1 city in America. AEDC strives towards this goal through a grassroots movement called Live. Work. Play. (LWP). The rationale for such a vision goes beyond the traditional economic development model and responds to a shift in paradigm – people are no longer forced to go where the jobs are, instead they are choosing places based on where they want to live and the jobs are following them. LWP works to foster the development of the city’s economy by supporting community re-development efforts through a focused approach toward identifying and addressing issues, strategic partnerships and a rigorous data-driven evaluation of the movement’s progress.

This report provides the full history of the LWP initiative. As this effort is currently developing and progressing, this report will be updated periodically to reflect the initiative’s most recent accomplishments.

Download the full Narrative (PDF file): Live. Work. Play. History