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The 2021 Economic Forecast Virtual Luncheon was Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event was hosted virtually on Zoom with Alaska Public Media. 

Keynote speakers were Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Sen. Murkowski shared her views on the coming year from a federal perspective, with a focus on COVID-19 relief efforts (unemployment, business assistance, Infrastructure investment, etc.), key economic policy initiatives that will affect Alaska, and more! Gov. Mike Dunleavy spoke about his perspectives on the coming year, including the 2022 budget and the solutions to the state’s fiscal policy challenges, how the state is responding to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, and his vision for the path forward for Alaska’s economy.

AEDC President & CEO Bill Popp presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the following updates and reports:

  • Year-End Real-Time Jobs Intelligence Report
  • Employment Report
  • Housing Update
  • Jobs Update
  • Anchorage Consumer Optimism Index
  • Business Confidence Index

AEDC luncheons are the largest sit-down business events in Alaska. A perennial sell-out, the Economic Forecast Luncheon is attended by over 1,500 industry leaders, C-suite executives, senior staff, business owners, independent contractors and young professionals.


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