Anchorage Downtown Partnership monitors the pulse of downtown Anchorage by tracking demographics, vacancy rates, and development activity to help you understand the market. Armed with small business experience, our team understands different perspectives and has the know-how to get things done. Anchorage Downtown Partnership is honored to be a partner in what keeps our city and downtown a special place people want to be: welcoming, clean, safe, vibrant, inclusive, and buzzing with the energy of opportunity and innovation.
Anchorage Prospector: Online Mapping Tool
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) developed an online mapping tool to attract and expand businesses and jobs in Anchorage. The website – AnchorageProspector.com – provides access to customized market research and commercial property listings. The online program is the first of its kind in Alaska and is designed to simplify the process of working with regional government when preparing for relocation and expansion decisions.
The free site gathers economic, planning, infrastructure, geographic and demographic information often sought by businesses looking to relocate or expand into a ‘one-stop-shop’ business portal on the Web. It allows users to view, create and print maps; find available commercial or business property; and develop custom demographic radius reports.
Development costs are continuing to rise. Fortunately, there are incentives in place to help reduce some of the costs associated with developing in downtown.
Property Tax Exemption/Deferral and Fee Waivers
In an effort to encourage redevelopment of underutilized, deteriorated properties, and to encourage economic development in downtown, the Municipality implemented a series of incentives for developers to help defray new construction costs, including:
- Partial or total exemption from real and personal property taxation on “economic development property” for up to five years (AMC 12.35.040) to improve the feasibility or long-term viability of an operation, program or project;
- Partial or total exemption from real and personal property taxation on “deteriorated property” for up to ten years (AMC 12.35.050) with boundaries that have been determined by the municipality after a public hearing; and,
- Partial waiver or total exemption from municipal fees for development of deteriorated property (AMC 12.35.055).
For more information, please contact the Municipality of Anchorage Economic & Community Development Office: