Honoring one of our technology leaders

Monica Blackwood, Vice Chair, KEDA Board of Directors; Principal, Rice Fergus Miller 〉 Guest column for the KPBJ OC Alumni Association and KEDA honor Nathan Evans with Distinguished Alum Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Local Economic and Community Development Work Technology is a hot topic in Kitsap County, and was the focus of KEDA’s October 26th Decision Maker’s II event.  A record crowd […] Read more »

Kitsap’s exceptional quality of life earns another top ranking in national rating index

Bremerton-Silverdale MSA  Ranks #6 in the Top 10 Arts Vibrant Medium Communities Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announces its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. The Bremerton-Silverdale MSA (Kitsap County) takes a unique approach to creating cohesion between […] Read more »

Bremerton ranked No. 9 in College Destination Index

Bremerton is getting a lot of attention recently, and it’s easy to see why. Nature surrounds the city, which has strong employers like Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, excellent public transportation with Kitsap Transit, and award winning Olympic College. The American Institute for Economic Research recently ranked Bremerton No. 9 in the nation among small metropolitan areas in its College Destinations Index. It was […] Read more »

Suquamish Tribe: a vital part of our safety net

OPINION – The North Kitsap Herald The Suquamish Tribe has gifted $5 million to local communities since 2007. This year, $481,482 was gifted to 253 organizations. The funds come from Appendix X grants (Appendix X, section 14, of the gaming compact between the Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington describes specific funds available for award to charitable, non-profit and Tribal community programs), as well […] Read more »

North Kitsap Schools Foundation awards nearly $60,000 in grants

SOPHIE BONOMI,  North Kitsap Herald Reporter  POULSBO — Farm-to-table projects. A traveling Tribal museum. Cigar-box ukuleles. A field trip to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. The North Kitsap Schools Foundation is touching academics in the community one grant at a time. This year, 18 grants were awarded to teachers and schools in the North Kitsap School District. The NK Schools Foundation raised twice as much money this […] Read more »

First Federal Community Foundation awards $100k challenge grant to new Silverdale KRL facility

  The Sequim Gazette The First Federal Community Foundation announces the following grant awards to local nonprofits that are making a difference in its communities: Kitsap Regional Library Foundation: Awarded a $100,000 challenge grant for purchase of land for the new Central Kitsap library facility in Silverdale. Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County: Awarded a $10,000 challenge grant for renovation of Hospice House facility in Port […] Read more »

Blue Frog Solar honored as emerging manufacturer

The KPBJ POULSBO– Poulsbo company Blue Frog Solar has earned a Silver Award among Washington’s emerging manufacturers. The 2015 Washington Manufacturing Awards were sponsored by Seattle Business magazine, and presented at a gala event April 29 at the Boeing Museum of Flight. “It’s great to be honored as an up-and-coming manufacturer, more so for what it says about Washington’s thriving solar industry,” said Tim Bailey, […] Read more »

KEDA Board Member, Judy Eagleson, honored as YWCA’s 2016 Woman of Achievemnt

Known as a generous giver to her community, Judy Eagleson has served on a variety of boards including Harrison Medical Center’s Mathis Guild, the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, the Central Kitsap High School Alumni Association and the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. Often times she takes on the leadership role and has run several successful fundraising campaigns. She began her career in hotel management but […] Read more »

KEDA’s April News & Events – read it now!

Do you receive KEDA’s newsletter? If not you are missing out on a comprehensive review of  Kitsap business and economic news, upcoming KEDA  and partner events, advice and management tips, and good news about our investor partners. Click here to sign up now! April’s newsletter includes information about: April Kitsap Business Forum Power Lunch Kitsap! Office Xpats Tuesday@Noon Pacific Northwest SAME Small Business Symposium West Sound […] Read more »