Anchorage's economy in slow turnabout to positive

Some troubled areas of Anchorage's economy have started to grow again after getting punched in the gut by the global recession last year, according to a revised job forecast from the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.

The AEDC and other local economic trend-watchers said this week:

Most of those statistics are included in the AEDC's midyear job forecast and three-year outlook published this week. The AEDC's mission is promoting Anchorage as a place to do business.

The AEDC expects jobs will start increasing this year mainly based on the assumption that increased cargo moving through the airport and the shipping port will create more demand for transportation jobs.

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