AEDC 2016 3-Year Outlook


This AEDC 3-Year Economic Outlook describes the likely trajectory of the local economy, based on an analysis of historical and current data, interviews with representatives of businesses and organizations in various sectors and analysis of current events. The Outlook considers trends in eight key indicators: population, employment, personal income, air passenger and freight volumes, building permits, Port of Anchorage tonnage, visitor industry activity and oil prices.



  • John Bitner, Vice President of the AEDC
  • Bill Popp, President & CEO, Anchorage Economic Development Corp.
  • Jeffrey Hayzlet, primetime TV and Radio Host, and Former Fortune 100 CMO, Jeffrey Hayzlett brings lessons from the highest levels of the C-Suite to stages, podcasts, and screens sharing the biggest strategies, advice, and stories from influential business leaders.


OPENING COMMENTS: Jim Hasle, Managing Partner, BDO USA LLP, AEDC Board Chair

RECORDED: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Dena’ina Center

Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs.

After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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