2018 AEDC Economic Forecast for Anchorage

This week we’re hearing the 2018 Economic Forecast for Anchorage, presented by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. It’s a look at the changes in Anchorage and it’s economy over the last few years, and what we can expect for the future. We’ll first hear from AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp as he presents the economic forecast. Later in the program, we’ll hear from keynote speakers Joe Marushack of ConocoPhillips Alaska and Ron Duncan of GCI.



  • Bill Popp, President & CEO, Anchorage Economic Development Corp.
  • Joe Marushack of ConocoPhillips Alaska
  • Ron Duncan of GCI


BROADCAST: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2:00p.m.

RECORDED: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Dena’ina Center.


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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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