News & Events for April 2017

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Congratulations to KEDA Economic Development Champion award winners!

  Economic Development Champion Lifetime Achievement Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his longtime collaboration with business leaders in creating relevant academic programs that prepare young people and those who are changing direction in midlife. His unflagging leadership brought WSU and WWU to Kitsap as part of their 2+2 programs Economic Development Champion – Public Sector Congressman Derek […] Read more »

KEDA Annual Meeting presentations available now!

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance draws record crowd! KEDA Board Chair Ben Anderson, CEO of Art Anderson Associates Naval Architects, welcomed nearly 2oo business and community leaders to hear Congressman Kilmer speak to the intersection of KC & DC, and the dynamics of  The 115th Congress. Executive Director, John Powers and Business Development Director reviewed the KEDA 2016 Annual Report and […] Read more »

Kitsap’s top business leaders attend KEDA’s 36th Annual Meeting

Press Release Business is booming in Kitsap, due in great part to the strategic, guiding efforts of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. As Board President Ben Anderson explains it, “Our successes are those of collaboration. We have a strong board of directors and a growing number of investors—municipalities, public agencies, corporations, entrepreneurs, and some nonprofits—together, we are ensuring a healthy future for Kitsap and the […] Read more »

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 Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning

By Shannon Peterson – Kitsap Regional Library In 2015, Kitsap Regional Libraryreceived an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries to support the Make Do Share project. Building upon success and lessons learned from previous youth and technology initiatives, the goal of Make Do Share (link is external) is to ensure that Youth Librarians are confident and empowered to successfully facilitate sustainable STEM learning in libraries. In […] Read more »

OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

Chris Henry , christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday. The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs. In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 […] 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 »