Bristol Bay Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2022-2026

Stakeholder Engagement:

BBNA staff solicited feedback for the public comment period and for new project to support in the 2022 CEDS via email, Facebook announcements and Public Radio Announcements. Over the months of December, January, and February. BBNA staff has an extensive email list serve that includes Tribes, Cities & Boroughs, Utility Providers, Education Facilities, Small Businesses, and Regional Organizations. Staff continues to build and adapt this list to be inclusive to the public. Projects included in the CEDS are voluntarily submitted based on response to email solicitation and contact with the Economic Development Program. If you would like to be included in the CEDS process please contact staff in the BBNA Economic Development Program.

Regional Priorities:

At the March 30, 2022, meeting the CEDS Steering Committee voted to define all projects listed in the CEDS as regional priority for the Region.

Bristol Bay CEDS Action Plan

Bristol Bay is a designated Economic Development District (EDD) through the US Economic Development Administration (EDA). BBNA has been the region’s EDD/EDA planning partner since the 1970’s and is responsible for developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Bristol Bay area designed to identify regional priorities for economic and community development. This plan follows the new guidelines released by the US EDA in September 2020. The CEDS is a strategy driven plan developed by a diverse group of local entities from private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The CEDS is a planning tool used to map out where Bristol Bay wants to go, reduce redundancies, attract investment, and encourage partnerships.

The projects set out in this action plan were solicited by email from BBNA’s Economic Development Program during the months of December 2021, January and February of 2022. Inclusion of projects is voluntary to help programs and projects of organizations gain regional support and create partnerships to ensure longevity. All projects received that stand to benefit any population of the Bristol Bay public will be included in the CEDS.

Acknowledgements

A special Thank you to the following people and organizations that help make the Bristol Bay Region thrive!

Quyana to:
Our ancestors for paving the way,
The people of Bristol Bay,
The Bristol Bay Tribes and Communities,
The Bristol Bay Native Association Board of Directors,
The Bristol Bay Native Association Sub-Regional Representatives,
The BBCEDS Steering Committee Representatives,
The Bristol Bay Area Regional Partners; BBNA, BBEDC, BBNC, BBAHC, and BBHA,
U.S. DOC, Economic Development Administration,
Shirley Kelly, Alaska EDA Representative, and
The BBNA Program Development Department team,
And Gwen Wilson for all her work for make this a digital publication!

Preparation of the CEDS:
For: The United State Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Partnership Planning Assistance Program for grant period: July 01, 2021-June 30, 2024
Adopted on: March 30 2022 by the BBCEDS Steering Committee.

  • Prepared by:
    Kristina D. Andrew, Economic Development Program Manager
    kRandrew@bbna.com
  • Bristol Bay Native Association
    Economic Development Program
    P.O. Box 310
    Dillingham, AK 99576
  • (907)-842-5257 ext. 6223

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