Economic Development

Welcome to Bristol Bay Native Association’s Economic Development Program

The 2022-2026 CEDS is open for public comment March1-31,2022. Click here to review online plan.


Bristol Bay CEDS

The Economic Development Program, staffed with one full time employee, supports economic development through the 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.


Bristol Bay has seen some economic disruptions over the years, some causing great shifts to the way we live our lives. The Resiliency series helps local organizations prepare, withstand and adapt to changes in economic conditions. Being a resilient organization means being able to navigate disruptions without significant impacts to daily operations. But it also means using those moments of change to adapt processes and move forward for the better. Take a look at these recordings to learn how you can become more resilient.

Click here for Resiliency Series Recordings

Online Art Marketing Series

The Online Art Marketing series is available to help local artist expand their market to have an online presence. The series is for people with limited skills in online sales and marketing platforms. This Online Art Marketing series takes artist through business startup, online banking options, online selling platforms, online marketing, and the Silver Hand program.

Click here for the Online Art Marketing Series Recordings

Bristol Bay Tourism

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. 6223.

Click to download a copy of the Bristol Bay Visitor Guide.


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For more information, please contact the Economic Development Program:
Toll Free: 1-800-478-5257 ext. 6223
Local: 907-842-6223
Fax: 907-842-5978
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