Live. Work. Play. Areas of Focus
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation has a bold vision: to make Anchorage the #1 city in America. AEDC strives for this goal through a grassroots movement called Live. Work. Play. The rationale for such a vision goes beyond the traditional economic development model and responds to a shift in paradigm – people are no longer going where the jobs are, instead people are going to places they want to live and jobs are going where they are.
The AEDC Board of Directors recognized this paradigm shift in 2010 and has since built robust alliances with businesses, community organizations and government entities through LWP. Over the years, the initiative has shown increasing success and continues to draw community-wide support.
With more than 33 metrics in seven areas of focus the LWP rankings provide a robust pathway for the work needed to be #1. Achieving this ranking is a critical factor in attracting and retaining businesses in the Anchorage bowl.