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Our Mission

To increase the economic well-being of people and communities through business development and local wealth creation.

What is JEDI?
Jefferson Economic Development Institute is a non-profit that provides resources for people, businesses and communities to create self-determined livelihood, healthy organizations and thriving economies. JEDI supports individuals to become self-employed and create economic stability, and a sense of financial well-being. JEDI raises awareness to the effectiveness of microenterprise in Siskiyou County.

Where is JEDI?
JEDI is located in Mount Shasta, California, serving all of Siskiyou County and the far Northern California Region.

What does JEDI do?
JEDI provides personalized business counseling at no cost, and offers a variety of business and financial management classes and workshops for a nominal fee to those who wish to start a business or improve their current one. If you are self-employed or want to start a business, see our services section for more information on how we can help you gain financial freedom.


Paj Kane, Business Development Manager ~

Jenny Payton, Administrative and Program Assistant ~

Nancy Swift, Executive Director ~

Board of Directors

Susan Brennan ~ Chair

Nancy Swift ~ Co-chair, executive director

Kathy Hall ~ Owner of Starlight Productions ~ Director

Marguerite Lorimer ~ Owner of Earthalive Communications ~ Director


Jefferson Economic Development Institute
205 Chestnut Street - P.O. Box 1586
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 USA
phone:(888) 926-6670 - (530) 926 - 6670 · fax: (530) 926 - 6676
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