On Wednesday, February 12, Mat-Su College will host the sixth annual Northrim Bank Lecture Series in the Glenn Massay Theater. This year’s keynote speaker Bill Popp, president and CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), will discuss Alaska’s changing economic landscape in his presentation “An Imperfect Look at the Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough Economies in 2020.” This free lecture is open to the public and begins at 6:30pm with a reception and light refreshments to follow.

Bill Popp has spent 46 years in the Alaska private and public sectors. As President and CEO of the AEDC since 2007, he sets the strategic direction in marketing Anchorage and Alaska to companies and global industries and assists local businesses looking to expand within Anchorage and Alaska, as well as Lower 48 and international markets.

Prior to joining AEDC, Popp was a special assistant in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor’s office from 2002 to 2007 focused on oil and gas and mining policy. Popp served as an elected official for the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) from 1996 to 2002 and presided over the KPB Assembly as president in 2000. Popp has over 25 years of private industry experience working for large national and regional businesses and as a small business owner. He also served as project coordinator of the Challenger Learning Center for Alaska from 1996 to 2000.

Find out more about Anchorage and Mat-Su Borough’s economic futures on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30pm at the Glenn Massay Theater.

Northrim Bank Lecture Series presents: Bill Popp “An Imperfect Look at the Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough Economies in 2020” on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Open to the public. Presentation — 6:30pm, Reception to follow, at the Glenn Massay Theater, Mat-Su College, 8295 E College Road, Palmer, AK 99654. Free Admission.

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