DoD’s Innovation Initiative Remains Top Priority, Mattis Says

By Terri Moon Cronk – US Department of Defense News WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters yesterday that maintaining the Defense Department’s innovation initiative for the warfighter is a top priority for him, just as it was for his predecessor. En route to Seattle on a two-day trip to Washington and California — where the secretary will stop in Silicon Valley […] Read more »

Starting a Specialty Food Business – Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: a curriculum for local food systems “Starting a Specialty Food Business” August 21 @ 4:30 – 8:30 pm Olympic College, Poulsbo, Room 220   Sponsored by Farm Services Agency, WSU Extension Presented by  Kim Hoffmann, Washington State Department of Agriculture, with guest speakers. Learn about how you can start a specialty food business, including home-based production. Kim Hoffmann from the Washington State Department […] Read more »

KITSAP: The next tech HOTSPOT? Learn more at Decision Makers II

DMII 2017 informs & inspires with a focus on technology developments in Kitsap    REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING! Join us Thursday, October 26th – 3:00-6:00pm at Kiana Lodge for KEDA’s signature Fall event; Decision Makers II. Register now for early bird pricing! DMII 2017 will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and […] Read more »

Phone scam targeting PSE customers sees recent spike

PSE is working with customers and enforcement agencies By Janet Kim, janet.kim@pse.com BELLEVUE, Wash. (July 18, 2017) – Puget Sound Energy warns of a recent spike in a phone scam that targets residents and small businesses.  Since the start of July, PSE has received  nearly 200 reports of scammers trying to get money from customers, with six of those customers paying the thieves’ demands. Scammers use […] Read more »

More than 90,000 jobs in Kitsap at mid-year

Tad Sooter – Minding Your Business – Kitsap Sun Kitsap employers provided more than 90,000 jobs on average during the first half of 2017, marking a new mid-year high. The county boasted about 91,700 jobs in June and averaged 90,300 jobs since January, according to estimates from the state Employment Security Department. Kitsap gained about 1,500 jobs from the first half of 2016 to the […] 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 »

Construction begins on Olympic View Apartments

Bob Smith – Kitsap Daily News PORT ORCHARD — Ground has been broken on a 38-unit apartment building that will sit behind the vacant K-Mart building in Port Orchard. Construction of the Olympic View Apartment Homes, at 3410 and 3420 Orlando St., was kicked off Aug. 3 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by city mayor Rob Putaansuu. The new apartment complex project is one of […] Read more »

Upcoming government contracting classes and events!

Overhead Pricing   August 16th  9 am – noon KEDA Conference Room Overhead costs are often the highest price component of your proposal. What are the standards in creating pricing? The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations of construction contracts. Please pre-register here: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/850777 […] Read more »

Average Kitsap apartment rent tops $1,200

Tad Sooter –  Minding Your Business  – Kitsap Sun Average rent for an apartment in Kitsap County topped $1,200 in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report from Tom Cain of Apartment Insights Washington. The average rent per unit increased 8.5 percent or $97 from the same period of 2016. Silverdale had the highest average rent in the Kitsap/Pierce/Thurston county region at $1,383. Read more>>   […] Read more »

Where homes are selling fastest in Kitsap

Tad Sooter shared another great graphic on his Kitsap Sun blog Minding Your Business:   Kitsap  Homes: Average Days on Market. Homes in Kitsap County are selling one week faster on average this year than they were a year ago, according to statistics provided by Pacific Northwest Title.  Houses and condominiums sold in the first half of 2017 were on the market for an average of […] Read more »