Kitsap: Obtaining lift — domestically and internationally

John Powers for the KPBJ The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) was formed in 2012 to focus on creating new economic development opportunities in Kitsap in the aerospace and related defense industries. KADA is a strategic alliance supported by Kitsap County, the City of Bremerton, City of Port Orchard and Port of Bremerton, as well as local businesses all working to strengthen and diversify […] Read more »

Read KEDA’s latest newsletter for business news & upcoming events

What’s happening in Kitsap? Read our newsletter for biz opps, news and upcoming events! 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 »

News & Events for April 2017

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Connecting companies, one Kitsap firm at a time

Ben Anderson for the KPBJ If you grew up in Kitsap County, or possibly lived here most of your life, the county tends to feel like a small community in which you know most of the companies working and thriving around you.  That is exactly how I felt until I moved back home to Bremerton in 2011 and ventured out into the Kitsap business community.  […] 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 »

All politics is local — and so is international trade

John Powers for the Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business This past year I took the opportunity, on two different occasions (my columns from May and November) to write about the importance of international trade to our state, regional and local – yes, local — economy. So you might imagine I was holding my breath, and keeping my ink dry, as then candidate, now President Donald Trump threatened to turn […] Read more »

January Featured Events: Economic Forecast, Kitsap Biz Forum & more!

Click here to read about all of the great events happening in January. Be sure to register now for the 2017 Economic Forecast – Decision Makers Breakfast happening on January 31st. Early Bird registration ends at noon on January 11th. Visit http://dmb2017.bpt.me/  to register today Read more »

God Bless Kitsap . . . Every Man, Women and Child

John Powers for the KPBJ Six Thousand Two Hundred Dollars for every child, woman, and man in Kitsap County – that is the United States Department of Defense direct annual investment in Naval Base Kitsap’s multiple missions. The DOD’s annual spend in Kitsap exceeds $1.6B which amounts to over $6,000 per Kitsap resident, and nearly fifty percent of our local economic output making Kitsap the […] Read more »

KEDA News & Events for November 10

Check out KEDA’s News & Events for exciting events including edg3 FUND LIVE!, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and December’s Kitsap Business Forum. Also featured: Biz Opps, Contracting Coffee Hour, Timely Management Tips and a run down of great Kitsap companies in the news! Read more »