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Anchorage is a top ten city,employment is on the rise and the housing market is stable. Why "Live. Work. Play." anywhere else?


Anchorage Named A Top Performing City

Hosting the 2011 Neighborhoods USA Conference

September Employment Report

Anchorage's Housing Market

More Cruise Ships for Gulf of Alaska

New & Renewing Investors

E-News Bulletin

Anchorage named one of Milken Institute's top 10 'Best-Performing Cities 2010'

Surpassing cities, such as Dallas, Seattle and Oklahoma City, the city of Anchorage jumped to the eighth spot on the Milken Institute's recent Best-Performing Cities 2010 index. Anchorage was ranked 40th in 2009.   Milken Institute ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth, according to the report. Long- and short-term growth in jobs, salaries and technology are the key factors measured in the index. Read more... Back To Top

Anchorage to host the 2011 Neighborhoods USA national conference

Bill Popp, president and CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, accepted the ceremonial flag as part of the 2011 Neighborhoods, USA national conference on behalf of Mayor Dan Sullivan and the Municipality of Anchorage.  The flag will be flown during the national conference that takes place in Anchorage from May 26-29.

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September Employment Report released

Preliminary numbers for Anchorage's employment show an average decrease of 122 jobs for YTD September 2010 compared to September 2009, with a month‐to‐month (Sept. 10 vs. Sept. 09) comparison showing an increase of 700 jobs and an increase of 112 jobs from August to September 2010. While still below the highs of 2008, this could be the start of a true recovery for the Anchorage economy. The full report is available here. Back To Top

USA Today features Anchorage's stable housing market

In an article titled "Anchorage, Alaska-Stable economy helps area dodge worst of housing market troubles," USA Today reports on the factors that helped Anchorage avoid the housing bubble and other economic problems associated with the recent recession.

According to Neal Fried, a state economist who is quoted in the article,"We did not get into the real estate frenzy that a lot of other places of the country did."
Read the whole article here.

Princess Cruises will add Gulf of Alaska Ship in 2012

After two years operating just three ships on its Voyage of the Glaciers route, today Princess Cruises announced that it will be returning a fourth ship to its signature itinerary for the 2012 summer season. 

Alan Buckelew, president and CEO of Princess Cruises, points out that bringing a fourth ship back to the Gulf of Alaska route has wide economic impacts from Southeast Alaska to Prudhoe Bay.  "Because the one-way route lends itself to longer visitor stays, with visits to both the interior and Southeast Alaska, we calculate it has twice the potential economic impact of roundtrip cruises," he said.

Welcome to our new Investors:

Anchorage Concert Association
The Anchorage Concert Association, a non-profit corporation, was founded in 1950 by a group of classical music enthusiasts committed to bringing the finest classical performing artists to perform for the people of Anchorage.   Today, our purpose includes presenting internationally acclaimed artists from the entire spectrum of the performing arts in Alaska. Our public performances and education and outreach activities entertain, uplift, educate, and inspire audiences, students, and local artists. http://www.anchorageconcerts.org

Calista Corporation
Founded in 1972, Calista Corporation is the second largest of the 13 regional corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. It is a business corporation formed under state and federal laws, including the settlement act and its amendments.   We work hard to help our customers achieve their missions and goals, and we base our methods and strategies on the highest ethical standards. Because of this, Calista is dedicated to following its Strategic Plan and building Shareholder Value. Our successful companies and strong revenue growth are evidence of this commitment, and will benefit our Shareholders both today and in the future.

Thank you to our renewing Investors:

Alaska Interstate Construction, LLC Anchorage Daily News, Inc. Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce DenaliTEK Incorprated DOWL HKM Northrim Bank Specialty Products TekMate, Inc. UAA-CBPP URS Corporation

Our mailing address is:
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
510 L Street, Suite 603
Anchorage, AK 99501

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