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Located in the Central Puget Sound, Kitsap County offers all the benefits of the Seattle/Tacoma Market without the gridlock and high prices.

Kitsap County ranks high in essential economic development indicators: educational attainment and skilled workforce; development of intellectual property; per capita economic output; and, median household incomes. Our businesses thrive and prosper in a highly competitive market place.

Multi-Mode Access to Markets – Close proximity to rail, deep water ports, airfields, and interstate highway system in uncongested traffic areas.

Largest public fiber-optic backbone in the United States – Kitsap is part of the NoaNet nonprofit open-access broadband network bringing high-speed telecommunications to our communities.

Kitsap is a recognized leader in several key regional economic sectors: maritime; military; manufacturing; health care; business services; technology; and, tourism. And, Kitsap is home to the most-dense concentration of engineering talent in the Seattle region.

Workforce: A vast, skilled labor pool generated by the Navy, government contractors and commuters. Naval base Kitsap employs over 26,000 military and civilian personnel, in addition to defense contractor operations.  This sector creates a substantial available talent. Click here for information on workforce incentives.

Business friendly regulatory environment: The building permit process in Kitsap County is extremely business-friendly. Environmental regulations are consistent with federal EPA laws with no local hidden surprises. The area’s airshed is cleaner than many areas, permitting business activities here that are not possible elsewhere.

Visit Choose Washington to read more about Washington’s competitive strengths.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) can provide the data, introductions and tools you need to make your informed decision to open, expand or relocate your business to Kitsap.  It is our pleasure to assist you in all stages of your site selection or business expansion process with this assistance:

  • Detailed research, statistics and regional business data
  • Industrial and office real estate searches and connections with the local brokerage community
  • Specialized reports in workforce availability, industry presence and more
  • Connectivity with local government partners, economic development partners and business leaders
  • Introductions to programs and decision makers related to incentives, workforce training and other funding opportunities
  • Guidance and instruction on government contracting, including PTAC (procurement technical assistance center) services
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