Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International and COTECMAR of Colombia enter into agreement

 SAFE Boats International and COTECMAR of Colombia enter into agreement to co-produce Aluminum Vessels for use by the Colombian Military and Regional End Users. Cartagena, Colombia (March 15, 2017):  SAFE Boats International of Bremerton, Washington formally announced today at 2017 Colombia Mar that it has broadened its previously signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with COTECMAR into a multi-year, definitive Association Agreement to co-produce many of […] Read more »

Kitsap Housing College Market Place & Old Police Station apartments pre-application conference

The City of Poulsbo has scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss the submitted applications for Kitsap Housing College Market Place Track 8 and Vanaheimr Apartments (Old Police Station) Kitsap Housing College Market Place Track 8 The proposed development is a multi-family development in the Olhava Master Plan with a medium-density residential land use for 100 medium-density units on 8 net acres. The proposal will consist […] Read more »

West Bremerton’s median home price soared 30 percent in 2016

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, The Kitsap Sun West Bremerton has long been a bastion of affordable housing in Kitsap. The county’s largest city remains its cheapest housing market. But even in Bremerton, costs are shooting up. The median price for homes sold in West Bremerton climbed from $145,000 in 2015 to $190,000 in 2016, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service statistics. The 30 percent year-over-year […] 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 »

Derek Kilmer featured speaker at KEDA’s Annual Meeting

  2017 KEDA ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON Friday, March 31st 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch service begins at 11:00 am Kitsap Conference Center Bremerton Harborside Featuring: US Congressman Derek Kilmer REGISTER NOW! EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS MARCH 9 Read more »

Building Our Economic Future . . . On a Strong Foundation of Past Performance

In the past five years, our Kitsap Economic Development Alliance directly assisted business clients over                  600 times, impacting 30,000 local jobs, and influencing nearly $2B in capital investment in Kitsap by KEDA’s clients. These are more than numbers: our efforts influence the local economy and quality of life for every child, woman, man, employee and employer in our community. We are all impacted by our […] 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 »