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 »

What will 2017 bring? KEDA’s Economic Forecast event will shed light on economic prospects for the coming year

KEDA’s 19th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast – 2017 Economic Forecast event is Tuesday, January 31st January 31, 2017 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOON JANUARY 11TH REGISTER NOW! Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, will present 91 Months, a New Cast and Old Issues, an Economic Forecast. Policy issues and prospects […] Read more »

President Obama appoints Suquamish Tribal Chair, Leonard Forsman to key administrative post

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Leonard Andrew Forsman – Member and Vice Chair, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Linda Behnken – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission Beth White – Member, National […] Read more »

Raytheon awarded MK 54 contract

70% of work will be performed in Keyport, WA Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support. This contract includes options […] Read more »

US economy ends 2015 on better note, starts 2016 with a bang

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy got a double dose of good news Friday. Economic growth in the final three months of 2015 didn’t slow as much as previously estimated, and consumers roared back to life in January, spending at the fastest clip in eight months. The Commerce Department said that consumer spending increased 0.5 percent last month, the […] Read more »

Jobs in U.S. aerospace, defense sector seen up 3.2 percent in 2016

By Andrea Shalal, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is poised to add 39,443 jobs in 2016, an increase of about 3.2 percent and the first job growth in the sector in five years, according to a study by Deloitte. The anticipated growth will be driven by a rebound in the U.S. military market, which lost about 185,000 jobs over the […] Read more »

Art Anderson Associates Wins 5-year NOAA Deal

Posted by Eric Haun – Art Anderson Associates informs it has been awarded a five year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for program and project management as well as other services supporting the Marine Engineering Branch for oceanographic and fisheries research ships and small vessels operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Marine Operations (OMAO). The agreement will allow NOAA to […] Read more »

US adds healthy 211K jobs; unemployment steady at low 5 pct.

US adds 211,000 jobs; unemployment rate at 5 pct CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows this month. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 211,000 jobs, led by big gains in construction and retail. And […] Read more »

Washington State #10, Forbes Best States for Business

The Best And Worst States For Business 2015 Kurt Badenhausen Forbes Staff Best States: #10 Washington 2014 Rank: 8 Gross State Product: $427 billion 5-yr annual GSP growth: 2.2% Governor: Jay Inslee Energy costs are 30% below the national average and second lowest in the U.S. The outlook is bright with household incomes projected to increase at the second fastest rate through 2019. Read more »

Biz Opps: Dod SBIR 15.3 and STTR 15.C are Open for Proposal

You may now submit your Phase I and Direct to Phase II proposals for the SBIR 15.3 and STTR 15.C open solicitations through the DoD SBIR/STTR proposal submission website at All proposals for this solicitation must be received by 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Important Dates: September 28, 2015: SBIR 15.3 and STTR 15.C opens October 14, 2015: SITIS closes to […] Read more »