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Team Rogers – Mat-Su Borough An Economic Standout!

Krystal, Devon, and Brooxie attended the Valley Board of Realtors’ monthly meeting yesterday.  Our guest speaker was one of Alaska’s chief economists, Neil Fried.  He shared with us the Valley is getting boring but in a good way – we continue to be an economic standout in Alaska!

A couple noteworthy points from Neil’s presentation and a recent article he wrote in Alaska Economic Trends February 2013.

  • 8% of Mat-Su residents work on the North Slope and earned $236 million
  • An Anchorage worker needed a little less than one wage earner or 0.98, to afford a home in the Mat-Su
  • School enrollment continues to rise in the MSB.   Just within the past five years our school district has gained as many kids as the entire Sitka school district’s enrollment.
  • Within the last 10 years employment has grown by over 50 percent in the Mat-Su Borough, more than four times as fast as Anchorage and statewide
  • One final note, as long as Southcentral’s economy stays strong the Mat-Su Borough will continue with its positive trends

Contact Team Rogers 907-373-4300 or by email – teamrogers@mtaonline.net if you are interested in chatting about the Palmer, Wasilla, or Mat-Su Valley real estate market and the opportunities available with investment properties, land, and residential properties.

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