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 »

Kitsap contributes to a global footprint

John Powers for the KPBJ Three years ago, Kitsap County joined forces with its regional partners (Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties) to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JP Morgan Chase, aimed at leveraging the Greater Seattle Region’s strength in international trade to enhance direct foreign investment in our regional economy. I want to thank Brookings and […] Read more »

Plan in hand, how will we grow?

John Powers for the KPBJ The Washington State Growth Management Act was enacted in 1990. Its primary purpose is to ensure that local governments, both county and municipal, effectively manage anticipated growth within their respective jurisdictions in terms of land use policies and regulations, as well as planning for critical transportation and public works infrastructure to support projected growth. To comply with the GMA, local […] Read more »

Plan in hand, how will we grow?

John Powers for the KPBJ The Washington State Growth Management Act was enacted in 1990. Its primary purpose is to ensure that local governments, both county and municipal, effectively manage anticipated growth within their respective jurisdictions in terms of land use policies and regulations, as well as planning for critical transportation and public works infrastructure to support projected growth. To comply with the GMA, local […] Read more »