What do the Sistine Chapel and Sitka have in common? They are both listed in the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." And both are amazingly beautiful.
Smithsonian says Sitka is One of the Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013
What makes a small town big on culture?
For the second year running, Smithsonian.com sought a statistical answer to this question by asking the geographic information company Esri to search its databases for small towns and cities—this time, with populations of less than 15,000—that have exceptional concentrations of museums, art galleries, orchestras, theaters, historic sites and other cultural blessings.
Happily, the top towns also boast heartwarming settings where the air is a little fresher, the grass greener, the pace gentler than in metropolitan America. Generally, they’re devoted to preserving their historic centers, encouraging talent and supporting careful economic growth. There’s usually an institution of higher learning, too.
Modern Sitka is a thriving community, strategically located on the shipping and airlanes between the Lower 48 states and Canada and the growing Asia-Pacific Region. With one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world, Sitka attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year via Alaska Airlines jet service, major cruise line visits, the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system, and by private plane and boat.
Sitka enjoys one of the most diversified economies in the entire State of Alaska. Strong sectors exist in seafood export; health care; cruise ship, and independent tourism; education; and government.
Alaska has the lowest State and Local tax burden in the United States. There is no State income tax on individuals and no State sales tax. CLICK HERE to learn more about Alaska's Tax system.
CLICK HERE to learn about specific business development opportunities.
CLICK HERE to view and download the 2012/2013 Sitka Community Profile: Demographic and Economic Data for Sitka.
Industrial/commercial property is available at Sawmill Cove Industrial Park. Some parcels are for lease only, others are for lease or sale. The current plat with parcels available is shown below. There is a lot of development flexibility and sections shown can be taken in entirety, by individual lot or can be re-platted to accommodate your business needs.CLICK HERE to download the 2012 Community Calendar of arts and cultural events.