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.

Budget Year 2020

Intent to Host An Event Application

Applications are now open for Budget Year 2020. Organizations wishing to apply for Sponsorship and/or Support may apply by downloading the form/s below and submitting by the deadline Thursday, August 15th, 2019 to be considered.  All details within the application form/s.

Intent to Host an Event and Request for City Sponsorship Application 

Intent to Host an Event and Request for City Support Application

Business Opportunities

Summer Market Days Announcement: Have you dreamed of owning your own business? Have you always wanted somewhere to showcase your designs; your new invention; your products? Now is your chance to take it to the streets! Put your products in front of Locals and Visitors!

The Economic Development Department will be hosting weekly market days during the Summer.

Starting on June 1st and ending on August 1st, every Saturday from Noon until 5:00 p.m.

The City of Valdez will showcase our local vendors, entrepreneurs and businesses.

Are you interested in having a Booth? Vendor Sign Up is NOW OPEN!!

You can download summer market days application form or pick up a copy at City Hall Front Desk.

Registrations must be handed in no later than May 10th 5:00 p.m.


  1. Martha Barberio

    Economic Development Director

  2. Laurine Regan

    Community Events Coordinator

  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

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