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Anchorage mayor announces new committee to foster economic recovery

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Mike Robbins serves as chair of the Anchorage Economic Revitalization and Diversification Committee. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson announced a new committee Wednesday to help guide economic recovery in the city.

Anchorage’s economy has been in recession since around 2016, coinciding with the drop in the price of oil. The city was just starting to come out of the recession when the pandemic hit. Bronson said his new Anchorage Economic Revitalization and Diversification Advisory Committee is tasked with getting the city’s economy back on track. 

“The objective here is to create a city, not to sound cliché, where our kids want to live, work and play,” Bronson said at a news conference at City Hall. “Where they want to come back after school and they want to live here, and we need to create that environment where they can do that, where they want to do that.”

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