Lord James Balch
In 1874, a band of S'Klallams under the leadership of Lord James Balch had raised $500 in gold coin and purchased a 210-acre plot on the shores of Dungeness Bay. The settlement was named Jamestown in honor of Lord James Balch.
From the Dance Plaza House Post Carvings - Dale Faulstich, Lead Carver and Designer.
Assistant Carvers: Nathan Gilles and Ed Charles. Volunteer carvers: Harry Burlingone and Don Walsh.

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Sequim, WA 98382
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Economic Development Authority (EDA)

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Economic Development Authority (“EDA”) was established in 2005 to provide oversight and direction to certain Tribal businesses in order to further Tribal, and Tribal Citizen, economic prosperity.

The primary function of the EDA is to provide administrative support and business oversight to the EDA and JKT enterprises under our service umbrella. Because many of the administrative support functions are pooled among the enterprises, business managers have the flexibility to focus more on business development and less on administration.

At any given time the EDA is evaluating a number of different business and investment opportunities. Ideas are presented across a wide range of industries and represent various stages of business development. Our job is to maximize Tribal investments by conducting thorough due-diligence and seeking emerging products and services in established business sectors (’niche’ markets).

The EDA works closely with the Jamestown Tribal Government to support the Tribe’s overall comprehensive planning goals. In addition to growing the Tribe’s enterprise base, we feel that our success relies on assisting the Tribal government and Tribal citizens The EDA is working to grow the Tribe’s enterprise base, provide support services to the Tribal Government and guide the growth and self-sufficiency of the existing Tribal enterprises.

Contact the EDA:

  • 257 Business Park Loop | Sequim, WA 98382
  • Phone: 360-683-2025
  • Fax: 360-683-9583

Our Mission:

The mission of the Jamestown S’Klallam Economic Development Authority is to assist the Tribe, its citizens and their families in achieving stable, long-term, economic self-sufficiency, by;

  • encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship,
  • creating a stable economic foundation centered on the pursuit of for-profit ventures,
  • strengthening existing Tribal businesses,
  • providing employment opportunities for Tribal citizens, and
  • creating a sustainable revenue stream to support essential governmental services provided by the Tribe, including those to its Elders and children,

while preserving and enhancing the Tribal heritage and culture, and utilizing the unique resources available to the Tribe.



The Economic Development Authority oversees the business divisions of JKT Development, Inc. and the enterprises of the EDA:

JKT Development, Inc.

JKT Development, Inc. was established in 1985 by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe as a property management organization. Today, JKT Development focuses government, Tribal, commercial and residential construction and excavating.

Jamestown Excavating

Jamestown Excavating provides quality excavating and site preparation services for Tribal, government, commercial and residential clients. throughout the North Olympic Peninsula Region.

Services include: Excavating, Demolition, Foundations, Trucking / Hauling, Logging, Land Clearing, Road Building, Rock Walls, Restoration, Septic Systems, Curtin Drains, Utilities

  • 431 Business Park loop | Sequim, WA 98382
  • office:  360-683-4586
  • fax:  360-681-3144
  • Jamestown Excavating

Jamestown Networks

Jamestown Networks was established to provide advanced telecommunication solutions including: high-speed/high capacity internet, ethernet wide-area-networks, local-government networks, wireless technologies, and voice-over-IP telephone services. Jamestown Networks' primary focus has been leveraging its access to local city and county government entities, educational facilities and other anchor institutions throughout Washington State.

In 2013, Jamestown Networks entered into collaboration with NoaNet in order to build expertise and capacity in delivering innovative telecommunication services while bringing logistic expertise to NoaNet to provide higher levels of service.

In 2015, Jamestown Networks expanded its capabilities by adding the Mobilisa Wireless team. The new Wireless Division specializes in enterprise-class wireless broadband. We have substantial experience and expertise in design, development, deployment and sustainment of wireless technology both on land and over water.

  • 257 Business Park loop | Sequim, WA 98382
  • office:  360-683-2025
  • fax:  360-683-9583
  • Jamestown Networks

Carlsborg Self Storage

Carlsborg Self Storage is located west of Sequim in the Carlsborg Business Park. The Facility has 180 storage units as well as 45 RV parking spaces. Units range in size from 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 35’, large enough to accommodate a car, boat or furniture for a three-bedroom home. 24-hour keypad access and video surveillance make the Carlsborg Mini Storage a convenient solution for all your storage needs.

  • Office: 257 Business Park loop | Sequim, WA 98382
  • Site: 292 Business Park loop | Sequim, WA 98382
  • 360-681-3536
  • Carlsborg Self Storage



Jamestown S'Klallam EDA Board of Directors:

  • Jack Grinnell - Chairman
  • Celeste Dybeck - Vice Chairman
  • Matt Adams - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Lou Kardonsky - Member
  • Latrisha Suggs - Member

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