Welcome to Island Enterprises, Inc., the economic development arm of the Squaxin Island Tribe.

Island Enterprises Incorporated (IEI) is dedicated to the development, acquisition, and/or attraction of economic ventures that will enable the Squaxin Island Tribe to realize its dream of self-sufficiency and self-governance.




Goal 1–Operate Existing Businesses – IEI will operate established businesses with an aggressive strategy to maximize potential profits while maintaining proper accountability to the Tribe and its’ people.

Goal 2–Develop or Acquire New Businesses – IEI will work to develop or acquire businesses that achieve positive cash flows, reduce the dependence on gaming, and provide specific employment opportunities for Tribal Members.

Goal 3–Assist Tribal Members – IEI will work with Tribal Members who request assistance in business planning. IEI staff will either work directly with the requestor or direct them to the appropriate public agency such as the Economic Development Councils of Mason or Thurston County.

Goal 4–Assist Other Tribally Owned Businesses – IEI will assist other tribally owned businesses to be successful. This assistance can include business planning, accounting, and marketing.


Vision Statement of the Squaxin Island Tribe
“We envision a culturally and economically strong community of self-governing, resilient people united by shared values and traditions.”


Baskets shown on this site were donated to the Squaxin Island Museum by Richard and Mary Cook.  
Photos are by Tom McCullough.