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Major Industries:
Commercial Fishing
Oil and Gas
Tourism
Service and Retail

Major Employers:
Central Peninsula General Hospital
Kenai Peninsula Borough and School District
Fred Meyer Retail Store
Safeway Store
Kenai Peninsula College

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Soldotna is a beautiful, vital, growing city with a lot to offer to residents and visitors alike. In the summer check out our elevated boardwalks, river fishing, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing, bike trails, and hiking. In the winter, you can enjoy world-class ski trails, snow machining, snow shoeing, or ice skating at our Olympic-size hockey rink.

Soldotna is primarily a residential and service oriented community. Major areas of employment within the City of Soldotna include government, retail and service, and visitor industries. Many Soldotna residents work outside the city in oil, gas, mining, and commercial fishing. Therefore, these industries greatly affect the economy of the area while not being major sources of employment within Soldotna itself.

Over the last decade, Soldotna has increasingly become a hub of business and visitor activity. Several malls and clusters of stores, banks, restaurants and offices form the commercial district. Vacant land and undeveloped property are available for business expansion and new ventures within the area. The visitor industry supports many tourism-related businesses such as fishing guides, housing and retail trade. Visitors are attracted to the Kenai River, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and a number of state recreational facilities located in close proximity to Soldotna.