Business News

Who will win the $20,000 edg3 FUND?

Kitsap Bank realizes one of the biggest barriers for entrepreneurs is lack of funding, so they are offering $20,000 through its edg3 FUND small business competition to help entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our local community economically, socially and environmentally. Thursday November 17, 5:30pm Kitsap Conference Center 100 Washington Avenue, Bremerton, WA Register now through Brown Paper Tickets   Congratulations 2017 edg3 FUND Finalists:   Who will win […] Read more »

Last day to register! Sign up now for: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT?

DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Decision Makers II explores Kitsap’s Tech Economy

DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

City of Bainbridge Island Site Assessment Review Will be Required starting in October

NOTICE: Beginning October 1, 2017, a completed Site Assessment Review (SAR) will be required prior to the submission of most Land Use or Building applications. In December 2016, the City Council adopted new stormwater regulations and policies related to Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, as required through the National Pollutant  Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. The required SAR process (Chapter 15.19 of the BIMC) gives […] Read more »

SAFE Boats: From garage to global force

Tad Sooter, Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Off the arid coast of Tunisia they patrol for smugglers and terrorists. In Alaska they help wildlife troopers regulate a rowdy fishery on Bristol Bay. They’ve been seized in Iran and taken fire in Iraq. When United Airways Flight 1549 splashed down in the Hudson River in 2009, they were among the first vessels on scene. Around here, SAFE Boats are […] Read more »

KEDA and WWU partner to produce 2016 Kitsap County Top Employers List

New! KEDA releases 2016 Kitsap Top Employers Lists The most often requested data sheet from the KEDA office is the Top Employers list.  Website stats for any given month show near daily downloads. This data is utilized by public and private partners, potential real estate investors and companies considering expansion or relocation for inclusion in market analysis, industry cluster analysis, competitive analysis and workforce analysis […] Read more »

More than 90,000 jobs in Kitsap at mid-year

Tad Sooter – Minding Your Business – Kitsap Sun Kitsap employers provided more than 90,000 jobs on average during the first half of 2017, marking a new mid-year high. The county boasted about 91,700 jobs in June and averaged 90,300 jobs since January, according to estimates from the state Employment Security Department. Kitsap gained about 1,500 jobs from the first half of 2016 to the […] Read more »

Construction begins on Olympic View Apartments

Bob Smith – Kitsap Daily News PORT ORCHARD — Ground has been broken on a 38-unit apartment building that will sit behind the vacant K-Mart building in Port Orchard. Construction of the Olympic View Apartment Homes, at 3410 and 3420 Orlando St., was kicked off Aug. 3 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by city mayor Rob Putaansuu. The new apartment complex project is one of […] Read more »

Local small business earns subcontract for privacy curtains

Bremerton manufacturer offers submariners privacy Ed Friedrich – Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — It’s curtains for coed Navy submarines. No, the integration of women into sub crews isn’t over. It’s hardly begun. Those really are submarine privacy curtains being manufactured at a Charleston business. Unique Experience Custom Embroidery is under contract to produce 175 curtains for entries, showers and bunks on the guided-missile sub USS Ohio. The Navy’s […] Read more »

Vibe Coworks teams up with the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

KEDA is proud to partner with Vibe Coworks – Kitsap’s newest and coolest coworking venture – and we are delighted with this fantastic feature in their latest newsletter.  Click here to learn more about how KEDA helps Kitsap businesses and startups! Click here to share the story and learn more about Vibe Coworks July 10, 2017  by Vibe Coworks There’s a new partnership in town, and it’s red hot. […] Read more »