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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BBEDC Office Now Open by Appointment Only

“We are happy to announce that BBEDC is now open to the public by appointment only. Please call 1-907-842-4370 to schedule an appointment. If you choose to drop-in, staff availability will determine our ability to provide an in-person meeting. Masks are still required.

Access to our public computers is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lobby capacity will be limited, and you may have to wait your turn in the entryway, outside or come back at a later time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate reopening while continuing to protect our employees and community.

All forms and applications can also be found on our website as well as in our entryway, and any questions can be answered by calling 1-907-842-4370.

Harvey Samuelson Scholarship – Deadline January 6th, 2023

The Harvey Samuelson Scholarship Midyear deadline is set for January 6th 2023 at 5PM. Applications and more information can be found on our website here. Any resident attending college or university classes at a full-time status is encouraged to apply, if you have any questions please call 1-907-842-6406 to speak with Rachel Tilden.

2022 Northern Economics Report- The Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries to the Region and its Residents

BBEDC recently partnered with Northern Economics to update a past report on the importance of the Bristol Bay salmon fisheries to the region and its residents.  You can find the report here.  Also, Northern Economics developed web-based applications that allow individuals to extrapolate data from the report in the web links below. 

Salmon Fishery Trends by Region and Community

Other Fisheries Participation in BBEDC Communities

Vessel Characteristics

EPA Comments from BBEDC Chairman

BBEDC has once again weighed in on the effort to protect Bristol Bay, read the full comments submitted by BBEDC Board Chairman, Robin Samuelsen here.

2022 Community Block Grant Application Deadline

The Community Block Grant deadline for 2022 is November 30, 2022. Awards will be made by December 31, 2022. If you have not applied for all of your grant, time is running out. Please call 907-842-4370 if you need assistance or have questions. 

Community Funding Workshop Follow-up

If you attended the BBNA/BBEDC Community Funding Workshop or if you missed it, see the following flyer to find out more information about resources as well as access links to video recordings of the workshop.  BBEDC/BBEDC Funding Workshop Followup  For more information you can visit https://bbna.com/grant-writing-workshop-2022/

Seasonal Employment Positions Open

Through the Seasonal Employment Opportunities Program, the following positions are open:

City of Dillingham is hiring a Landfill Attendant. Find more information on the position here.

Ekwok Village Council has 2 positions open for Landfill Assistant, see flyer here.

Visit the Seasonal Employment Opportunities page above under Education, Employment and Training for an application and more information.

Youth Internship Positions Open

Ekwok Village Council is hiring an Admin Assistant. See flyer here.

Ekwok Village Council is hiring an Elder Helper. See flyer here.

Visit the Internships page above under Education, Employment and Training for an application and more information.

BBEDC Full-time Position Open

The Education, Employment & Training (EET) department is searching for an Education, Employment & Training Coordinator to assist with the implementation and management of EET programs. The Coordinator will work closely with residents to assist with applications, forms and other program related information. The Coordinator will also work with communities, CDQ partners and regional entities to identify potential Bristol Bay residents eligible for scholarships, employment, internships, and training. This is a full-time position, 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. Contact Chris Napoli for more information at 1-907-842-4370 or chris@bbedc.comBBEDC employment application 

BBEDC Temporary Position Open

BBEDC is seeking a Temporary Receptionist responsible for performing office procedures on a daily basis, including answering phones, mail collection and delivery, general typing and data entry, and faxing. Assisting in preparation of board packets, board mail outs, ordering supplies, and organization of board meetings. Acts as receptionist, greeting visitors and helping them as needed. This is a temporary position, Open until filled. See full job description here. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume along with a fully completed BBEDC employment application. Contact Chris Napoli for more information at 1-907-842-4370 or chris@bbedc.com. BBEDC employment application

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

HSST book

Looking 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 1-907-842-4370 or admin@bbedc.com. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.