What is RDC?
RDC is the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., a statewide business association comprised of individuals and companies from Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, forest products, tourism and fisheries industries. RDC’s membership includes Alaska Native Corporations, local communities, organized labor, and industry support firms. RDC’s purpose is to encourage a strong, diversified private sector in Alaska and expand the state’s economic base through the responsible development of our natural resources.
RDC was formed in 1975, originally as the Organization for Management of Alaska's Resources (OMAR). After three years working to obtain a trans-Alaska gas pipeline, RDC changed its name to reflect its broader agenda of education and advocacy on all resource issues in Alaska.
RDC's Mission Statement
Growing Alaska Through Responsible Resource Development
- Promote sound resource development in Alaska.
- Link diverse interests on resource issues.
- Sustain and expand a diverse membership.
- Educate the public, policy makers, and students on resource issues.
RDC works for all resource sectors, including mining, oil and gas, fisheries, timber and tourism. RDC provides forums for policy debate and analysis to help guide Alaska in these areas, as well as in land use, transportation, power development, international trade and economic development.