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2024 Anchorage Economic Development Luncheon

The 2024 Anchorage Economic Development Luncheon will be held on August 7th, 2024, from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M. at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Doors open at 10:30 A.M.

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

Ryan Strong, AEDC’s Board Chair, will share updates on the progress of AEDC’s Choose Anchorage initiative and AEDC’s pursuit of a public investment strategy.

Jenna Wright, AEDC’s President & CEO, will present the findings of AEDC’s signature annual business confidence index survey, and update the audience on Anchorage’s job market, unemployment trends and consumer confidence.

Keynote Speaker Andrew Busch, will deliver an engaging keynote address exploring high-level national trends and evolving industries that significantly impact Alaska. His presentation will cover critical topics such as energy, climate technology, artificial intelligence, and labor supply, providing valuable insights for businesses and policymakers in the region.

The ticketing sponsorship is still available! Contact aebnet@aedcweb.com to reserve your sponsorship, broadcasting your support to all 1,500 ticket purchasers.

Thank you to our Keynote Sponsors


  • When will tickets go on sale?
    Tickets will go on sale for Investors on May 15th, 2024, and for Non-Investors May 29th, 2024.
  • Will discount codes be provided to investors?
    No codes will be used. Investors are granted first access to discounted seats.
  • How will Diamond Investors receive their table tickets?
    The primary contact on file will receive and email with the tickets by July 1st, 2024.
  • What if the payment portal is unable to process my credit card?
    Certain corporate cards have been discovered to be restricted from purchasing through third-party sites; if you encounter this difficulty, please email us at development@aedcweb.com to purchase tickets.
  • Can we be invoiced to avoid company table processing fees?
    Yes, Non-Members must pay via credit card or check over the phone when making reservations. Current members may be invoiced.
  • When does the presentation begin?
    The networking and exhibitor hall doors open at 10:30 a.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.
  • Will the conference be broadcast live or recorded?
    The conference will not be recorded or streamed live. Certain segments may be pre-recorded and made available on our website after the event.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2024 August Economic Development Luncheon!