Mat-Su Commercial Profile

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


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): Accommodation & Food Service
Establishments: 28
Percent of total establishments: 13%

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): Construction
Establishments: 4
Percent of total establishments: 16%

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): Accommodation & Food Service
Establishments: 2
Percent of total establishments: 15%

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%

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): Retail Trade
Establishments: 6
Percent of total establishments: 22%

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%

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

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%