Hear the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2021 economic forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic and a continued recession was tough on the Anchorage economy in 2020. Job losses permeated nearly every business sector and consumer confidence is low, but 2021 could show some improvement.

This week on Addressing Alaskans we hear the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2021 economic outlook. The presentation includes the AEDC’s Year-End Real-Time Jobs Intelligence Report, Employment Report, Housing Update, Jobs Update, Anchorage Consumer Optimism Index and the Business Confidence Index.


  • Bill Popp, AEDC President & CEO
  • Austin Quinn-Davidson, Acting Anchorage Mayor
  • Governor Mike Dunleavy
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski


Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
2021 AEDC Economic Forecast Report

BROADCAST: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

RECORDED: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 remotely and at Alaska Public Media.


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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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