Economic Development

Unlocking The Opportunities

The Mission of the Valdez Economic Development Department is to develop and promote economic vitality by creating and retaining jobs through business, tourism, and community development while preserving the culture and environment of the area. This also includes developing and promoting housing availability and affordability for all income levels including, but not limited to, seniors.

It also oversees marketing efforts for prospective businesses and residents and works hand in hand with Community Development and Ports and Harbor to remove barriers to business expansion and development in Valdez. The department also oversees all community sponsored events, as well as, assisting local non-profits with their events to make them successful.



  1. Martha Barberio

    Economic Development Director
    Phone: (907) 834-3490

  2. Lisa Taylor

    Events & Marketing Coordinator
    Phone: (907) 834-3404

  3. Economic Development

    Physical Address
    212 Chenega Ave.
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Phone: (907) 835-4313
    Fax: (907) 835-2992

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.