Mission Statement The City of Wasilla Economic Development Office is committed to achieving an unparalleled quality of life for the people of Wasilla, Alaska by building prosperity, fostering opportunity, and unleashing the "can do" spirit in our community. The City will accomplish this by: • Proactively marketing Wasilla as a viable business location. • Assembling and disseminating pertinent development information about Wasilla. • Work with and assist local businesses and assist prospects/site selectors interested in the area. • Work with local businesses and agencies to grow locally owned businesses.• Evaluating opportunities to diversify the Wasilla economy beyond retail. Economic Growth The City of Wasilla is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. The City, through economic development and investment in our infrastructure, has developed itself into the primary retail trade and service center for the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough.
Wasilla provides services to well over 75,000 people in the surrounding area. Based on investment trends by large retailers and small business entrepreneurs, demographic trends, and new housing construction, the City of Wasilla will continue to retain its position as the financial, service, and retail center for the Mat-Su Borough in the coming years. The City is reviewing other aspects of development and job creation beyond the retail services sector. There is interest in expanding the availability of overnight accommodations and convention meeting space. Other sectors being considered for Wasilla are manufacturing and office space for Professional Services. The State of Alaska, the Mat-Su Borough and the City of Wasilla provide incentives and assistance to existing and new businesses. These include providing technical assistance as well as financial incentives. Click here to view the How to Start a Business in Wasilla Guide. For information about doing business in Wasilla, contact our Community and Economic Development Department at 907-373-9030.
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