Anchorage is a white-collar city.
The city is Alaska's financial and banking center with numerous offices and people busy employed at transportation, tourism, and service-oriented fields. Anchorage's economy is shaped by this gateway location to the state with local port that receives 95 percent of all goods in the area.
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Anchorage’s location is truly spectacular not only for business. Anchorage is sandwiched between the snow-capped peaks and volcanoes of the Alaska Range to the west and the Talkeetna and Kenai Ranges to the north. What's more is Anchorage is a big city with all you would expect, but only 30 minutes away from the Alaskan wilderness.
This makes Anchorage a destination for any type of traveler, from holidaymakers and so on. In Anchorage you can choose between a day out in the city's suburbia, among beautiful mountainous slopes and scenic natural landscapes, or devote a day to sightseeing.
- Anchorage Zoo, a charming zoo in 20 minutes from downtown Anchorage
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a park to see animals including bears, eagles, elk, moose, bison and more
- Alaska Native Heritage Center, a museum of glass on display and that preserves relics of Alaskan cultures
- Anchorage Museum of History and Art features an extensive exhibit on Alaskan history
The English explorer Captain James Cook discovered the land of Anchorage in 1778 before the Russians arrived in 1784. The Russians influence over the area ended in its sale to the United States for a sum of $7,200,000. The Americans brought the railroad to Anchorage, but this development was slowed down in 1964 when natural disaster - the earthquake that led to a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars occurred. It was the largest ever recorded in North America and measured 9.2 on the Richter Scale.
A decade forward led to economical growth of Anchorage thriving on tourist interest to the city. The Hilltop Ski Area was established in 1984 along with the Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood and Alpenglow Ski Area. Tourism greatly contributed to present day Anchorage.
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