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 »

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 »