Water sports bring economic boost to Kitsap County

Kitsap Daily News  $700 million in sales and expenditures related to outdoor recreation activities and visitors When most people hear the term “water trails” they think about folks in man-powered boats. They think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more. According to local officials and business owners, having […] Read more »

Kitsap’s median home price topped $300k in May

Minding Your Business Tad Sooter , tad.sooter@kitsapsun.com The median home price in Kitsap topped $300,000 in May, as a spurt of new home listings caused pending sales to spike. Houses and condominiums sold for a median of $307,250 last month, up 8 percent from May of 2016, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service.  Prices typically peak in summer. The county’s median home price did not surpass $300,000 […] 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 »

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 »

Finding a great place to live, play and work

KPBJ Guest Columnist, Richard David, Regional economy After working as an economic development professional for the last 35 years, my wife Amy and I moved to Bainbridge Island after retiring in April 2016. We knew we’d enjoy living and playing in the Pacific Northwest, but had no idea what a vibrant economy we’d find in Kitsap County! Businesses are thriving here, and as a curious economic developer I […] Read more »

KEDA celebrates Economic Development Week!

For Immediate Release:  INSPIRED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT WORKS FOR KITSAP Celebrating Economic Development Week with focus on Campaign for Kitsap This is Economic Development Week, a national celebration of organizations like the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) that are dedicated to creating jobs, advancing career development opportunities, and increasing quality of life. This week (May 8-13) Economic Development Organizations, or EDOs, around the country will […] Read more »

Intensive SBIR/STTR Workshop: NIH Focus

 Life Science Washington presents a FREE one day seminar on applying for SBIR/STTR FUNDING on June 6th, Seattle, WA       REGISTER NOW! During this 1-day session focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Becky Aistrup, M.B.A; Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding. Her presentation will include current information on SBIR/STTR programs, strategies for targeting […] Read more »

110-lot subdivision approved in West Hills

Tad Sooter , Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — A hearing examiner decision last month paves the way for 110 single-family home sites in the West Hills area of Bremerton. Bremerton Hearing Examiner Theodore Hunter approved a preliminary plat March 7 for the Wright Creek subdivision, owned by Poulsbo-based Olympic Property Group. The 110-lot neighborhood is planned off Third Avenue, southeast of Pendergast Park and west of the Sunn […] Read more »

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