Lummi Nation: Breaks Ground on Salish Village
Lummi Nation council members, alongside tribal youth and tribal elders, break ground on property set to generate tribal revenue for years to come. The Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) is excited to take the next step in developing the Salish Village, 160-acres of property acquired by Lummi Nation and located along I-5 near the Slater Road exit 260. The property was acquired in 2012 with the intent of mixed-use development.
The first phase of development will be a travel center with 12 retail fuel pumps, truck stop amenities, and a 10,000 square foot convenience store. This new project will provide a much needed boost to the tribal and regional economy. The travel center will create new jobs and bring a new source of revenue to the Nation and surrounding jurisdictions. “With the hard work of LIBC staff and the Lummi Commercial Company we intend to open the doors of the new facility by spring of 2018”, says Chairman Timothy Ballew II.
Recently, Lummi Nation was named the 2nd largest employer in Whatcom County. With their new development along I-5, Lummi Nation will continue to be an economic engine for local, federal, and state municipalities.