RDC is the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc, a statewide, non-profit, membership-funded organization made up of businesses and individuals from all resource sectors (oil and gas, mining, fishing, timber, and tourism), as well as Native corporations, support sectors, labor unions, and local governments. Through RDC these interests work together to promote and support responsible development of Alaska's 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 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.