Business News

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 »

Bremerton’s SuperCritical Technologies wins Washington DOC award

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced five projects awarded matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to advance research and development in clean power technologies. They include innovative wave energy technology, a hybrid aircraft, bioenergy and small-scale electric power generation. The grants total just over $2.3 million, matched by another $33.2 million in non-state funding. “Washington state is committed […] Read more »

Peninsula Community Health Services’s goal with Kingston clinic: 850 patients

Kitsap Daily News KINGSTON — Peninsula Community Health Services acquired the former Swedish Medical Clinic satellite office in Kingston in March and opened to the public on May 1. The Kingston Medical Clinic offers medical services in a location just a few blocks from the Kingston ferry and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. […] Read more »

KUOW Region of Boom series features stories on how the new Fast Ferry could impact Bremerton

Bremerton bets on a fast ferry. Will Seattleites? By Carolyn Adolph • Jun 14, 2017 KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph Bremerton hopes to be the next bedroom community for Seattle. The mayor is promoting the city, and developers are building places for people to live. From submarines to cyber warfare, Bremerton sticks to the mission and keeps its mouth shut By Joshua McNichols • Jun 14, 2017 […] Read more »

Promoting Kitsap County at the Paris International Air Show!

 KADA joins Washington delegation for pre-Paris Air Show tour of Toulouse aerospace region!    The Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) is in Paris among the Washington State Delegation to promote development opportunities in Kitsap County.Charlotte Garrido, Commissioner, Kitsap County; John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance; Axel Strakeljahn, Commissioner, Port of Bremerton; and Tim Thomson, Captain USN (ret), who along with Powers, co-chairs the KADA […] Read more »

He’s back! Maury’s new blog offers help to entrepreneurs

Economic development guru, Maury Forman retired from WA State Department of Commerce in 2016 but it didn’t stick. He is back offering wit, wisdom and valuable resources via his new blog Maury Forum. Entrepreneurs and economic developers should check in regularly for helpful advice, grant opportunities, and specialized resources for startups, Women Owned Businesses, Veterans, and some “great ideas”. The Ask Maury’s Nephew: Legal FAQ […] Read more »

KING 5 story highlights impact of Fast Ferry on Kitsap housing market

Ryan Takeo, KING As Seattle’s hot housing market spills over to Kitsap County, real estate brokers report the upcoming fast foot ferry is an added selling point that’s peaked commuters’s interest. Home prices in Kitsap County have gone up 10.28 percent in the past year, according to the Northwest MLS. Still, the median home price in Kitsap County is $297,700. That’s less than half the […] Read more »