Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) contracted with McKinley Research Group (formerly McDowell Group), an Alaska research firm, to conduct the 14th annual AEDC Business Confidence Index (BCI) Survey . The purpose of this survey is to assess business conditions in the Anchorage area and measure Anchorage business confidence entering 2022 . The survey was fielded in late fall 2021 . Online responses from 115 businesses and organizations in Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River, and Girdwood were analyzed and modeled to produce business confidence indices . Key findings are highlighted below .