LIVE: Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation Celebration

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Economic development is not always a topic you may think of, but this week is all about it in Fairbanks.The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation had an open house today, to welcome residents into their office and tell them more about the projects they are working on.
They know you might not think of economic development much, but they want to challenge you to take a moment today to think about it, and see all of the ways it can impact the town and improve the quality of life.

Jim Dodson, the president and CEO talked about how the community can get involved. "Whether they want to work on economic development, or they want to work on community improvements, help clean up downtown, work on our playgrounds, participate with our schools, all of those things help make Fairbanks a better place to live," said Dodson.

If you weren't able to make it to the open house today, they still want to hear from you. You can email them at