Welcome to the Bristol Bay Native Association’s Economic Development Program.
The Economic Development Program, staffed with one full time employee, supports economic development through Bristol Bay Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning and implementation activities with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) planning grant. The program also plays an important networking and information-disseminating role among the Tribes, Bristol Bay entities, and government agencies. The Economic Development Program implements the Bristol Bay Regional Vision in regards to culturally appropriate and resilient economic development, capacity building, and promoting resilient communities in partnership with programs in the BBNA Program Development Department to implement the Bristol Bay Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of an ongoing planning process that studies local economic conditions, identifies problems and opportunities, sets goals and objectives, coordinates implementation activities, and evaluates accomplishments. A CEDS identifies community needs and provides development strategies that coordinate the different efforts to yield efficiencies. A CEDS facilitates a unified effort to create jobs, raise income levels, diversify the economy, and improve the quality of life while protecting the environment. It adopts a logical process for long-range development while actively working on short-range problem solutions.
BBNA Economic Development Program has completed a Bristol Bay region-wide visitor’s guide. The goal of the project was to promote tourism opportunities and to advertise and support Bristol Bay regional businesses. If you would like a printed copy of this guide, please contact the Economic Development program at: (907) 842-5257 ext 323.
Click to download a copy of the Bristol Bay Visitor Guide.
Small Business Assistance
Thinking about starting a small business? Need information on start-up requirements, business or marketing plan development? While BBNA does not provide direct grant funds or loans, the economic development program maintains a library of information that can help with business planning and start-ups. Stop by the office or call for assistance.
New Website on selling your own fish – visit www.sellyourownfish.com
For more information please contact Economic Development Program:
Toll Free: 1.800.478.5257 ext 323
Bristol Bay Community Plans Library
Bristol Bay Community Plans Library Introduction: In January 2015, four BBNA compacting Tribes: New Koliganek Village Council, New Stuyahok Traditional Council, Native Village of Perryville and the Traditional Council of Togiak received a competitive Community Planning grant to hire a local Community Planning Specialist to update their community plan. All four plans were completed and Read More
Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Bristol Bay
Economic Development Program oversees some of the Tribal Energy projects. It is charged with promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy through disseminating information, planning, partnering, advocating and administering programs and projects. These efforts support the Bristol Bay Regional Vision by fostering coordination and promoting regional planning.
Documents, Plans and Reports
- Bristol Bay Energy Policy and Energy Crisis Recovery Plan
- Implementation Strategies for the Bristol Bay Energy Policy and Energy Recovery Plan
- A Winter Energy Saver Tip!
- Bristol Bay Energy Policy & Implementation Strategies -Status Report–Update–2014
- Alaska Strategic Energy Plan & Planning Handbook
- Alaska Fuel Price Report – January 2015
- General Service Administration (GSA)
Bristol Bay Regional Energy Plan
- Phase I Resource Inventory Report
- Phase II Stakeholder Engagement
- Building Benchmarking form & instructions
- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (State weatherization & rebate programs)
- ENERGY STAR (Department of Energy) (Energy efficient products. You’ll recognize the logo)
- Cold Climate Housing Research Center (Information on energy developments & efficiencies in cold climates: located in Fairbanks)
- Federal Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiencies (Federal tax credits available!)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Links to: biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, advanced building and advanced vehicle technologies and science)