Commercial Profile

This page contains the commercial profile of the MTA service area. The service area is divided into three broad regions:


Mat-Su Region

This section provides a general overview of the commercial profile in the Mat-Su region. More detailed information about the cities within this region are provided below.

Details by City

Overview

Details by City

Wasilla

Wasilla is a city in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and is the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state.

ZIP codes: 99688, 99687, 99623, 99629

Total number of establishments: 1,267

1 - 4 employees: 753

5 - 100 employees: 500

Top industry (5-100 employees): Healthcare & Social Assistance

Establishments: 104

Percent of total establishments: 23.06%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): Retail Trade

Establishments: 67

Percent of total establishments: 14.86%

GCI coverage: 28%

MTA coverage: 100%

Palmer

Palmer is a city in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It is located on the Matanuska river, between the Talkeetna Mountains to the north and the Chugach Mountains to the south and east.

ZIP code: 99645

Total number of establishments: 615

1 - 4 employees: 396

5 - 100 employees: 214

Top industry (5-100 employees): Healthcare & Social Assistance

Establishments: 42

Percent of total establishments: 19.63%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 33%

MTA coverage: 100%

Big Lake

Big Lake is a community in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It is located between Wasilla to the east and Point Mackenzie to the south.

ZIP code: 99652

Total Number of Establishments: 64

1 - 4 Employees: 39

5 - 100 Employees: 25

Top industry (5-100 employees): Retail Trade

Establishments: 6

Percent of total establishments: 24%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Willow

Willow is a community in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It is located between Wasilla to the southeast and Big Lake to the south.

ZIP code: 99688

Total number of establishments: 54

1 - 4 employees: 41

5 - 100 employees: 13

Top industry (5-100 employees): Retail Trade

Establishments: 4

Percent of total establishments: 30.77%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Houston

Houston is a community in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It is located between Wasilla to the east, Big Lake to the southwest, and Willow to the northwest.

ZIP code: 99694

Total number of establishments: 11

1 - 4 employees: 5

5 - 100 employees: 6

Top industry (5-100 employees): Retail Trade

Establishments: 3

Percent of total establishments: 50%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It is located north of Wasilla, Palmer, and Willow at the confluence of the Susitna, Chulitna, and Talkeetna rivers.

ZIP code: 99676

Total number of establishments: 86

1 - 4 employees: 59

5 - 100 employees: 27

Top industry (5-100 employees): Accommodation & Food Services

Establishments: 10

Percent of total establishments: 37.04%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Sutton

Sutton is a community in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It is located northeast of Wasilla and Palmer, along the Matanuska river.

ZIP code: 99674

Total number of establishments: 33

1 - 4 employees: 26

5 - 100 employees: 7

Top industry (5-100 employees): Transportation & Warehousing

Establishments: 3

Percent of total establishments: 28.57%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Tyonek

Tyonek is a community in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, though it is included alongside the other cities within the Matanuska-Susitna borough in this profile. It is located about 40 miles southwest of Anchorage on Cook Inlet.

ZIP code: 99682

Total number of establishments: 4

1 - 4 employees: 4

5 - 100 employees: 0

Top industry (1-4 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

Top 2nd industry (1-4 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Trapper Creek

Trapper Creek is located in the Matanuska-Susitna borough. It is just south of Denali on the Parks Highway.

ZIP code: 99683

Total number of establishments: 12

1 - 4 employees: 5

5 - 100 employees: 7

Top industry (5-100 employees): Transportation & Warehousing

Establishments: 2

Percent of total establishments: 28.57%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

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Eagle River & Chugiak Region

This section provides a general overview of the Eagle River & Chugiak region and more detailed information about the cities within this region.

Region Overview

The Eagle River and Chugiak region, part of the Municipality of Anchorage, contains about 38,418 residents. 

Economy

Households in the Eagle River and Chugiak region have a median annual income of $XXXX. Additionally, the largest share (XX%) of households have an income in the $XXX-$XXXk range. The most common occupations, by number of people living in Eagle River and Chugiak, AK, are "XXX" and "XXX," and The largest percentage of workers are in XXX jobs (XX%), followed by XXX (XX%), XXX (XX%), and XXX (XX%).

Demographics

Housing

Eagle River

Eagle River is a community in the Municipality of Anchorage, United States. It would be considered one of the larger cities in Alaska if it were not a part of the Municipality of Anchorage. It is located between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park.

ZIP code: 99577

Total number of establishments: 469

1 - 4 employees: 282

5 - 100 employees: 183

Top industry (5-100 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments: XXX%

Top 2nd industry (5-100 employees): Accommodation & Food Services

Establishments: 28

Percent of total establishments: 15.3%

GCI coverage: 52%

MTA coverage: 100%

Chugiak

Chugiak is a community in the Municipality of Anchorage. It is located between the Knik Arm to the west and the Chugach Mountains to the east and is between Eagle River and Eklutna.

ZIP code: 99567

Total number of establishments: 126

1 - 4 employees: 92

5 - 100 employees: 214

Top industries (5-100 employees): Construction, Retail Trade & Other Services

Establishments: 5

Percent of total establishments (each): 14.71%

GCI coverage: 33%

MTA coverage: 100%

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Denali Region

This section provides a general overview of the Denali region and more detailed information about the cities within this region.

Region Overview

The Denali Borough, AK is the 25th largest county in Alaska by population, containing about 2,060 residents. 

Economy

Households in the Denali region have a median annual income of $81,544, about 12% more than those in the Mat-Su region. Additionally, the largest share (20%) of households have an income in the $75-$100k range. The most common occupations, by number of people living in Denali Borough, AK, are "Service, Management, Business, Science, & Arts" and "Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance," and The largest percentage of workers are in Food & Serving jobs (15%), followed by Management (14.7%), Administrative (8.8%), and Installation, Maintenance & Repair (8.3%). 

Economy

Demographics

Residents in the Denali region are getting getting younger. In 2014, the average age of all Denali Borough, AK residents was 39.1 and in 2015 it was 35.9. Twenty percent of the population is 17 and under. Of those 18 to 24, over a quarter (25.7%) are foreign-born residents. The most common racial or ethnic groups are white (84.7% of residents), multiracial (5.6%), and Native (3.5%).

Demographics

Housing

The median property value in the Denali region decreased from $196,100 in 2014 to $190,200 in 2015, and the largest share of households have a property value in the $200-$250k range (14.2%). When comparing those who rent to those who own their home, 75.3% of housing units are owner occupied, which is significantly higher than the national average (63.9%). The rate of owner-occupied homes also grew by 3.1% from 2014 to 2015.

Housing

Economy

Demographics

Housing

Cantwell

Cantwell is a community in the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, northeast of Talkeetna and south of Healy.

ZIP code: 99729

Total number of establishments: 9

1 - 4 employees: 9

5 - 100 employees: 0

Top industries (1-4 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments (each): XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Healy

Healy is a community in the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, north of Cantwell and south of Clear.

ZIP code: 99743

Total number of establishments: 44

1 - 4 employees: 32

5 - 100 employees: 11

Top industry (5-100 employees): Accommodation & Food Services

Establishments: 3

Percent of total establishments: 27.27%

Top 2nd industries (5-100 employees): Construction, Retail Trade

Establishments (each): 2

Percent of total establishments (each): 18.18%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Anderson

Anderson is a community in the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, north of Clear and southwest of Fairbanks.

ZIP code: 99744

Total number of establishments: 4

1 - 4 employees: 4

5 - 100 employees: 0

Top industry (1-4 employees): XXX

Establishments: XXX

Percent of total establishments (each): XXX%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Denali

Denali is a census-designated place within the Denali Borough. It is located within Denali Park, north of Talkeetna and west of Cantwell.

ZIP code: 99755

Total number of establishments: 44

1 - 4 employees: 35

5 - 100 employees: 9

Top industry (5-100 employees): Accommodation & Food Services

Establishments: 5

Percent of total establishments: 55.56%

Top 2nd industries (5-100 employees): Retail Trade; Transportaion & Warehousing; Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Establishments (each): 1

Percent of total establishments (each): 11.11%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%

Clear

Clear is a census-designated place within the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, north of Healy and south of Anderson.

ZIP code: 99704

Total number of establishments: 1

1 - 4 employees: 0

5 - 100 employees: 1

Top industries (5-100 employees): Administration & Support/Waste Management & Remediation Services

Establishments (each): 1

Percent of total establishments (each): 100%

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 100%