The Copper Valley Development Association (CVDA) serves the Copper River Valley, an area of approximately 20,649 square miles and a population of 2,997. CVDA functions as a public and private partnership to address natural resource and economic development opportunities. CVDA does this through information gathering and dissemination and by acting as a liaison between government and the private sector, with the goal of creating self-sufficiency throughout the region through development and wise use of sustainable resources.
CVDA acts as a regional liaison by partnering with state and federal agencies who work in the unorganized borough to promote business retention, development, and all-encompassing growth for the Copper Valley.
The mission of CVDA is to facilitate partnerships to improve the quality of life in Alaska’s Copper Valley through economic development, while fostering cultural and natural resource development through education and good stewardship.