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