New staff member joins AEDC team, upcoming events, new report released

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Help Improve AEDC Investor Benefits!

AEDC will be restructuring our Investor benefits in 2015 to better serve our Investors, and we want your input! We will be holding two roundtable-style focus groups in April and we need your participation! We are seeking both AEDC Investors and non-investors. Help us shape the future AEDC Investor benefits.

AEDC Investors:
April 6, 2015, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

April 7, 2015, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Location: Hotel Captain Cook Quadrant Room

Click here for more information.

To RSVP, contact Karli Lopez, AEDC Development Director: 
(907) 258-3700

AEDC Research & Reports

2014 Cost of Living Index Updated
AEDC collects cost of living data for Anchorage that measures the relative price of consumer goods and services. This information is collected nationally from more than 280 different communities. Overall, Anchorage ranked as the 19th most expensive city in the nation for 2014. View the entire report here.

Research Resource!
Did you know there is a free tool available to research the demographics, wages and consumer spending for a particular area in Alaska - and if there is any commercial real estate available in the same area? Go to or use the widget right on the AEDC homepage to access this information!

Welcome New AEDC Investors!

By supporting AEDC, these businesses are investing in our community's future and supporting the AEDC mission to grow and diversify the Anchorage economy.

Interested in becoming an AEDC Investor? 
Contact Karli Lopez, AEDC Development Director,
at (907) 258-3700 or!
GOLD $5,000+
BAC Transportation

SILVER 2,500+
Cook Inlet Tribal Council

BRONZE $500+
Alaska Permanent Capital Management
American Marine International 
Anchorage Golf Course
Hawk Consulting
Pacific Northern Academy
The Arc of Anchorage
The Planning Group of Anchorage 
The Trust Land Office
Epoch-Alaska LLC
Wilson Strategic
C2 North, LLC
All new investors in 2015. 

New staff joins AEDC team!

Bridgette Coleman has joined AEDC as the Business & Economic Development Assistant Director.
Bridgette began her career with AEDC as an intern in the summer of 2014 and holds Bachelors of Business Administration, Business Management and Marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
To learn more about Bridgette, click here.

What's new to the shopping & dining scene in Anchorage?  

New businesses in Anchorage: 
  • Alaska Ammo
  • Hut No. 8
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Burger-Fi
  • Hard Rock Cafe 
  • Lush
  • Tilted Kilt
Coming soon to Anchorage:
  • Bath & Body Works (5th Avenue Mall)
  • Nordstrom Rack (Sears Mall)
  • H&M (Dimond Center)
  • New Men's Warehouse (Tikhautnu)
  • New Pier 1 Imports (Tikhautnu)
Why do you live in Anchorage?

The Live. Work. Play. survey has been re-launched to ensure the initiative's priorities and goals still match what Anchorage residents want their community to be. It's easy, just answer two questions: Why do you live in Anchorage? and Why would you leave Anchorage? 

Help us make Anchorage the #1 city in America by taking the survey today:  Click here to take the LWP survey

Save the Date: International Economic Development Council Annual Conference 

The 2015 IEDC Annual Conference will be taking place in Anchorage on October 4-7, 2015. Economic developers from around the world will gather to discuss the most important issues in economic development today. Early bird registration is now open! Click here for more information!

Upcoming Events:

April 4, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Hosted by one of our Investors, KPB ARCHITECTS, the Pupil + Paper SEASON TWO design competition is right around the corner! High school students will compete for scholarships by designing extraordinary garments that will be on display at the event. All the event proceeds benefit The Children's Lunchbox.
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!
April 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.
World Affairs Council presents: Comedy, Economics and Carbon Tax featuring Yoram Bauman.

Click here for more information on the program and to reserve tickets.
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