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Katie Dougherty
Communications Director
kdougherty@aedcweb.com
Direct: (907) 334-1205 | Main: (907) 258-3700

Press releases

AEDC releases results of COVID Business Impact Survey

AEDC releases results of COVID Business Impact Survey Measures preliminary impact of COVID on local business Today, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) released the results of their second round COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, showing recent effects...

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AEDC urges support for local business

AEDC urges support for local business Community action will help local economy Following recommended health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, all bars, breweries, restaurants, food, beverage kiosks, trucks, and other establishments serving food within the...

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AEDC supports amended alcohol tax to fund critical services

AEDC supports amended alcohol tax to fund critical services Prop 13 will tackle public health and safety issues The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 13, a ballot initiative introducing a 5% retail sales tax on...

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Lynn Rust Henderson will lead AEDC board into 2020

Lynn Rust Henderson will lead AEDC board into 2020 With a full year of leadership under her belt, Lynn Rust Henderson, vice president of the Alaska Group Market for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, will serve another term as chair of the Anchorage Economic...

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Small Business Saturday “Shop Small”

Small Business Saturday "Shop Small" Promotes a Nationwide day of Shopping Local in Anchorage on November 30th! Shop Small and Buy Local with Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) on Small Business Saturday!...

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AEDC backs alcohol tax, votes “yes”

AEDC backs alcohol tax, votes “yes” Board says a healthier city will strengthen economy The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors voted unanimously to support a ballot proposal introducing a retail sales tax on alcohol within the Municipality of...

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AEDC in the News

KTVA – May 4, 2020
16% of businesses surveyed at risk of closing because of COVID-19

KTUU – May 1, 2020
With CARES Act funding not yet distributed, Anchorage mayor expresses concern about local jobs

Alaska Business Magazine – April 30, 2020
AEDC releases results of COVID Business Impact Survey

Anchorage Press – April 30, 2020
AEDC releases results of COVID Business Impact Survey

Anchorage Daily News – March 16, 2020
Anchorage prohibits food and drink services in restaurants, bars and breweries due to coronavirus emergency

KFQD – March 24, 2020
Coronavirus and the Anchorage economy

Anchorage Daily News – March 25, 2020
Financial institutions say they aim to aid battered Alaska customers

Alaska Public Media – Feb. 4, 2020
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2020 forecast gives reasons for cautious optimism

Alaska Journal of Commerce – Jan. 1, 2020
Recession persists for Anchorage as state economy recovers

Fox/ABC Alaska – Jan. 30, 2020
Results of Anchorage Business Confidence Index Survey

Alaska Business Magazine – Jan. 30, 2020
AEDC Anticipates 2020 Will Bring the End of Anchorage’s Recession

Alaska Business Monthly – Jan. 2020
State’s Economists Weigh in on 2020 Outlook

Anchorage Daily News – Jan. 29, 2020
Budget cuts and retail losses cost Anchorage hundreds of jobs in 2019 despite hopes for gains

KTVA – Jan. 29, 2020
Business group hopeful Anchorage recession will end in 2020

KTUU – Jan. 29, 2020
AEDC predicts slight economic growth in 2020, Hilcorp promises 100-200 jobs

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