Is Kitsap The Next Tech Hotspot? A Case Can Be Made – Here’s Why

  John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance for the KPBJ Leaders of Kitsap’s technology community will publicly ponder this question at KEDA’s fall forum – Decision Makers II – at Kiana Lodge on Thursday October 26th from 3-6:00 PM. Join in the interactive attendee dialog by registering at http://2017dm2.bpt.me/ as collectively we answer the question: ”Is Kitsap the Next Tech Hotspot in Seattle […] Read more »

Government Contracting: Why North Dakota says: be like Kitsap!

Take advantage of proven contracting resources Kathy Cocus, KEDA Business Development Director/PTAC Program Manager; for the KPBJ Why does Grand Forks, ND think small businesses should be like Kitsap PTAC clients?  A recent editorial in the Grand Forks Herald cited KEDA’s PTAC (government contracting) program as a model for local companies who could benefit from growing their revenue via federal contracting. Why? For starters, in […] Read more »

Events, biz opps & 2016 Top Employers! Read it now!

Read KEDA’s latest newsletter for the latest biz opps, 2016 Top Employers results, and  information on great events happening this fall! Including: October 26th 3:00-6pm Decision Makers II: KITSAP- the next tech HOTSPOT? September 6th 7:30-9am Contracting Coffee Hour September 12th 7:30-9am  Kitsap Business Forum: FUELING MOTIVATION When You’re in the Driver’s Seat September 27th 11am-2:30pm  NW Maritime Defense Luncheon Read more »

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 »