Business News

Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning to Include Bremerton Meeting

Bremerton is one of 27 regions to discuss strategies to help Washington youth gain needed work skills, prepare for high-demand jobs. Local representatives from business and industry, educators, and community leaders are invited to discuss next steps to help young people gain work readiness skills needed to fill high-demand jobs. The local event will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 at […] Read more »

Washington Business Preparedness Survey

Did you know that forty percent of businesses that close their doors because of a disaster never open them again? Recognizing that commerce is vital to our state’s economy, emergency planners are requesting Washington businesses to participate in a short Business Preparedness Survey: http://bit.ly/BusinessPreparednessSurvey. The information gathered by this survey will help state and local emergency management organizations better support businesses. For more information and […] Read more »

Congratulations to KEDA Economic Development Champion award winners!

  Economic Development Champion Lifetime Achievement Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his longtime collaboration with business leaders in creating relevant academic programs that prepare young people and those who are changing direction in midlife. His unflagging leadership brought WSU and WWU to Kitsap as part of their 2+2 programs Economic Development Champion – Public Sector Congressman Derek […] Read more »

Poulsbo cyber range is a first for Washington

Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Think of it as a shooting range for cyber security personnel. By year’s end, the Western Washington University campus at Poulsbo will be home to the first public cyber range in Washington state. Western Washington University made the announcement at the March 15 meeting of the Poulsbo City Council. According to Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern, it will be one […] Read more »

Kitsap’s top business leaders attend KEDA’s 36th Annual Meeting

Press Release Business is booming in Kitsap, due in great part to the strategic, guiding efforts of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. As Board President Ben Anderson explains it, “Our successes are those of collaboration. We have a strong board of directors and a growing number of investors—municipalities, public agencies, corporations, entrepreneurs, and some nonprofits—together, we are ensuring a healthy future for Kitsap and the […] Read more »

$15M Spyglass Hill Apartments open in Bremerton

Josh Farley , Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Jireh Soriano wanted to live in the place in Kitsap “where everything’s gonna be.” The Illahee resident would gladly shed his car for a walkable commute. He wants to live near the restaurants where he dines, the stores he shops, the pubs where he meets friends. On Friday, the 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Gem Masikat, signed a lease […] Read more »

WSDOT to fix bottleneck on southbound SR-3

Kitsap Daily News, Michelle Beahm BREMERTON — The bottleneck on State Route 3, between Bremerton and Gorst, is about to get fixed, according to Washington State Department of Transportation. “What we’re going to do is, we’ll use the existing highway’s footprint, and we’re going to extend the second lane of SR-3 … for about a mile,” said WSDOT spokesperson Doug Adamson. “This will provide congestion relief […] Read more »

Port Orchard apartments sell for $38 million

Minding Your Business, Tad Sooter , tad.sooter@kitsapsun.com A California company has acquired Port Orchard’s Arbor Terrace apartments for $38.15 million, according to Friday news release. Los Angeles real estate company New Standard Equities and an affiliate of Brixton Capital bought the 276-unit Sidney Avenue complex earlier this month. New Standard Equities also owns the former Bremerton Gardens apartments — rebranded as Sea Glass Village — and purchased Village Fair in Central […] Read more »

Central Kitsap projects a boon for local construction firms

Tad Sooter – Kitsap Sun Bond-funded proects will employ hundreds of workers. SILVERDALE — Two construction projects will keep 60 Stirrett Johnsen Inc. workers busy over the next five years, all within a 10-minute drive of the company’s home office. The Silverdale-based mechanical contractor has signed on to install plumbing at the Central Kitsap school campus and the Harrison Medical Center hospital in Silverdale, both slated for construction […] Read more »

Registration now open for KEDA 2017 Annual Meeting!

Early bird registration ends Thursday, March 9th March 31st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Luncheon service begins at 11:00 am) Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside Register Now! The meeting will provide you with our 2016 Annual Report of performance and financial condition, present the 2017 KEDA Priorities and Work Plan, and elect new directors to the KEDA board. KEDA will also honor this year’s […] Read more »