Our Mission
It is the purpose of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation to promote economic growth and opportunities for residents of its member communities through sustainable use of the Bering Sea resources.


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Position Open at BBEDC- Administrative Assistant II

BBEDC is currently recruiting for a full-time permanent position with full benefits. The Administrative Assistant II performs a variety of administrative duties as required including assisting clients, maintenance of personnel files, and coordination of board, committee, and staff travel. The position also assists with board and committee meeting preparations and other duties as assigned.The position is open until filled. If you are interested in joining our team, contact BBEDC at 907-842-4370 for more information. Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume along with a fully completed BBEDC employment application..  Full Job Description    Employment Application

REMINDER for Regional Fisheries Program Participants

If you received a Vessel Upgrade Grant, RSW Purchase Grant, or an In-Season Emergency Grant during the years of 2015 or 2016, there were annual reporting requirements agreed to. You must supply the following to the Regional Fisheries Department at this time:

  • Provide proof of actively participating in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery for the 2017 salmon season while using the same vessel or vehicle that received the upgrades;
  • Provide proof of maintaining residency within the region for 2017 by completing the BBEDC Residency Affidavit form.

Failure to supply the documents by December 31, 2017 may result in an obligation to repay the grant funds received. If you have already provided the information, thank you! Please contact Gary Cline or Tony Zoch at 842-4370 if you have any questions or would like to know more about our Regional Fisheries programs.

Bristol Bay Science & Research Institute (BBSRI) New Website

BBSRI now has it's own website, it will continue to be expanded in the coming months. For more information go to www.bbsri.org

Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust Mid-year Application Opportunity

If you missed out on the HSST Scholarship in the fall of this year, there is another opportunity to apply. Mid-year applications for 2017-2018 are being accepted until January 5, 2018. For more information, contact Pearl Strub at 907-842-4370.  2017-2018 HSST Mid-year Application

Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust Awards 2017-2018 Scholarships

BBEDC is excited to announce the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship award per student this year was $7,480 with total awards near $400,000. Congratulations to all of our hardworking students! A mid-year scholarship opportunity will be available in January, watch the website for applications towards the end of the year. For more information on our full-time scholarship program, contact Pearl Strub at 842-4370.

BBEDC 2016 Annual Report

BBEDC 2016 AR Cover MAINThe BBEDC 2016 Annual Report is now available. Please take some time to review our activities over the last year and see all of the amazing opportunities available for residents and communities. Enjoy, and please contact us if you are interested in learning more about any of our programs.




Books for Sale- The Canneries, Cabins and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska

HSST bookLooking for a gift to give from the Bristol Bay Region? John Branson's book is a great choice. Filled with pictures and history of the Bristol Bay fisher, it is sure to please. For more information or to purchase your copy, contact Laticia at 907-842-4370. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.