Have you checked out KEDA’s July Newsletter?

Click here to read KEDA’s July e-newsletter for upcoming events, highlights from our blog, biz opps, and highlights from the Paris Air Show! Click image Read more »

KEDA’s May News & Events

Did you receive KEDA’s latest newsletter? Stories and features include:  “Resource” the latest addition to the KitsapConnected video  library, sponsored by the Silverdale Water District Award winning Kitsap Leaders & Organization Events & Training Opportunities Comp Plan updates & Resources Expert Advice ….and more     whichread about Read more »

KEDA’s April News & Events – read it now!

Do you receive KEDA’s newsletter? If not you are missing out on a comprehensive review of  Kitsap business and economic news, upcoming KEDA  and partner events, advice and management tips, and good news about our investor partners. Click here to sign up now! April’s newsletter includes information about: April Kitsap Business Forum Power Lunch Kitsap! Office Xpats Tuesday@Noon Pacific Northwest SAME Small Business Symposium West Sound […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Shedding Light on Our Blind Spots

From a neuroscience perspective, all humans possess a blind spot! The blind spot is the area on the retina without receptors that respond to light. Therefore an image that falls on this region will NOT be seen. We also use this phrase to express someone’s lack of self-knowledge. In senior leadership roles, the #1 career derailer is a lack of self-awareness. People who are self-aware are more […] Read more »

Positioned for Prosperity and Growing Stronger

John Powers, KEDA Executive Director for the KPBJ On March 19th KEDA hosted the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, with approximately 120 business and community leaders in attendance.  KEDA Board of Directors Chair, Steve Politakis reviewed our 2014 performance, and received approval of our strategic plan for 2015. The meeting also provided an opportunity to recognize and thank outgoing board members, […] Read more »

Confluence of attributes creates economic future

John Powers for the KPBJ From the strategic confluence of four primary community attributes (population, land use, transportation and commerce) springs a community’s economic future. Last October I wrote about how communities across Kitsap are in the process of shaping Kitsap’s economic future as they update their long-range comprehensive plans (www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/areas-comp-plan-udates). I talked about the purpose of community comprehensive planning in order to anticipate and […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: The Importance of Mission/Vision/Values

Many of us would probably not be able to recite our company mission, vision, or values statements off the top of our heads. It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture and instead substitute short-term goals to define who we are and what we do. This is a BIG mistake! The strategies and goals you set for yourself and your staff should be aligned […] Read more »

Economic assets attract investment from across globe

The KPBJ – John Powers The Greater Seattle Market has long been recognized as a leader in international trade, and is among the top exporting regions in the United States ($57B annually- directly impacting over 100,000 local jobs). What our four county region has not been known for is to concomitantly attract foreign direct investment (“‘FDI”) to our region at the same top tier level. […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Measuring Your Impact Through Feedback

Asking for feedback is one of the most powerful ways you can measure your impact on others, and simultaneously gain a deeper understanding of your strengths and opportunities for development. Here are some questions to get you started Questions to ask Colleagues: What words would you use to describe me? What would you say it is like to work with me? How would you describe […] Read more »

CenturyLink Field and Kitsap County … home to ‘big plays’ in 2014

The KPBJ – John Powers, KEDA Executive Director On Jan. 28 hundreds of community leaders from across Kitsap County will gather at the Kitsap Conference Center for our Economic Development Alliance’s Annual Economic Forecast — Decision Makers Breakfast. Once again, we will be well informed and regaled by the esteemed economist John Mitchell, who will provide keen insights into our economic future via global, national, […] Read more »