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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Updates

Lobby closureBBEDC Office Closed to In-Person Traffic until Further Notice

To ensure the health and safety of our staff, clients, visitors and community, BBEDC has closed its office to in-person traffic until further notice. Click on the flyer at left for more information. All forms and applications can be found on our website and any questions can be answered by calling 907-842-4370. If you think you will have residency issues or other program eligibility issues related to travel restrictions and COVID-19, please call the BBEDC offices and notify us or email admin@bbedc.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The BBEDC Board has also issued a travel ban for programs and staff. Please call 843-4370 for more information or to see if this affects a program you are interested in.

Residency Policy Changes

The BBEDC Board has revised its Residency Policy to be effective January 1, 2021. Eligibility for BBEDC residency will change from residing in a BBEDC CDQ community for the previous 12 months to the previous 24 months. Residency must be renewed annually. Please thoroughly review the 2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency to familiarize yourself with the documentation needed to verify and qualify for residency and participation in BBEDC programs. Questions can be answered by calling 842-4370.      2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency    BBEDC Residency Flyer

Tax Preparation Program

BBEDC will be accepting applications for the Tax Preparation Program beginning January 1, 2021. The program pays up to $150 towards the preparation of 2020 tax returns when using a BBEDC approved tax preparer.  For more information, contact Walter Reynolds at 1-800-478-4370, 842-4370 or walter@bbedc.com. BBEDC is currently closed to in-person visits, but our entryway is open and stocked with applications, pens, copy machine and a drop off envelope for applications. Applicants should complete and submit the following items:

  1. 2021 Tax Preparation Program Application
  2. 2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency Form
  3. 2021 Relationship Disclosure Form
  4. Tax Tips

BBEDC 2019 AR Cover2019 BBEDC Annual Report

The BBEDC 2019 Annual Report is now available. Check out what we’ve been up to over the last year and please drop us an email (admin@bbedc.com) or give us a call if you need more information about any of our many programs and services.

COVID Relief Resources

New! In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to businesses with 20 employees or less and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.  Learn about PPP: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

Sign up for weekly briefings and access free technical assistance at Alaska SBDC: https://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/7865?_ga=w.w11184789.184414719.1614014968-1189835380.1614014968

AK Cares Act Fisheries Assistance Relief

Spend Plan-   http://www.psmfc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/AK-SPEND-PLAN_Final_2021.02.18.pdf

Application-  http://www.psmfc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/01-Commercial-Harvesting-Sector_AK-CARES_2021.03.01.pdf

For information regarding available resources and/or assistance with applications, contact walter@bbedc.com, mpat@bbedc.com, alice@bbedc.com, anthony@bbedc.com, or gary@bbedc.com

Funding Chart of COVID19 Assistance for Fishers and Businesses

BBEDC Employment Opportunities

BBEDC has temporary positions open The positions are posted here, please check back often to see additions to our Seasonal, In-Region Internship, and Youth Internship positions. EMPLOYERS: Watch your mailboxes for information regarding partnering with BBEDC to offer employment positions in our CDQ communities.

BBEDC Full-time Position Open

The position of Community Outreach Coordinator is open at BBEDC. This position will be responsible for promoting BBEDC programs and services and assisting with all areas of outreach. Position is open until filled. See the full job description here. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume along with a fully completed BBEDC employment application, see above. Contact Chris Napoli for more information at 842-4370 or chris@bbedc.comBBEDC employment application

Online Bristol Bay Subsistence Fishing Permits

These permits are:

  • Free,
  • Available anytime, no waiting,
  • Print permit at home or sign and save to your device,
  • Report fish at your convenience online,
  • Receive a reporting receipt with each report

Click here for instructions for finding, completing and printing your permit as well as online reporting.

The Dillingham Fish and Game office is also still open and you may go inside to get a permit. In addition, you can email Karen.Brito@alaska.gov for a fillable application.

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 BBEDC at 907-842-4370 or admin@bbedc.com. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.