Early Bird registration ends tomorrow at noon! Sign up now for the 2018 Economic Forecast!

Early Bird Registration ends January 10th at noon! The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance hosts the 20th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast on Tuesday,January 30th from 7:30 10:00 a.m. at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am. This year’s economic forecast will be delivered by Hart Hodges, Director of Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research. Additional highlights: Mayoral Panel discuss Kitsap’s response […] Read more »

Early bird registration now open for KEDA’s 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast

Early Bird Registration is Open Now! The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance hosts the 20th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast on Tuesday,January 30th from 7:30 10:00 a.m. at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am. This year’s economic forecast will be delivered by Hart Hodges, Director of Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research. Additional highlights: Mayoral Panel discuss Kitsap’s response to the […] Read more »

Olympic College ranked in top 10 of Military Times Best Community Colleges for 2018

VIENNA, VA – Military Times announced its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. In their eighth year, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. Olympic College placed ninth among community colleges listed in the annual rankings. “We are honored […] Read more »

$300 million in Navy contracts available to small businesses for tech innovations

Registration open! Learn how to compete for Dept. of Defense contracts The Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) program is known as “America’s Seed Fund.” The Department of Defense (DoD) awards over $300 million in contracts to small businesses with technology and innovations that may be developed for military applications. If you are a Pacific Northwest company seeking to learn more […] Read more »

Kitsap’s exceptional quality of life earns another top ranking in national rating index

Bremerton-Silverdale MSA  Ranks #6 in the Top 10 Arts Vibrant Medium Communities Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announces its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. The Bremerton-Silverdale MSA (Kitsap County) takes a unique approach to creating cohesion between […] Read more »

NBK earns 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award

By Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) — The Commander-in-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who>operate and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The award is presented to the top military bases in each of the services and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). NBK was recognized as the top Navy base in […] Read more »

Bremerton ranked No. 9 in College Destination Index

Bremerton is getting a lot of attention recently, and it’s easy to see why. Nature surrounds the city, which has strong employers like Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, excellent public transportation with Kitsap Transit, and award winning Olympic College. The American Institute for Economic Research recently ranked Bremerton No. 9 in the nation among small metropolitan areas in its College Destinations Index. It was […] Read more »

Provisions in defense bill would help shipyard workers, vets

Ed Friedrich  Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — The defense budget passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives includes help for local shipyard workers and veterans. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, secured an extension of overtime pay for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard workers who conduct nuclear maintenance on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan. Payments would continue through Sept. 30, 2019. The bill passed Friday […] Read more »

Bloomberg Government’s Top 20 Federal Opportunities in Fiscal 2017

BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT Bloomberg Government has identified the top 20 opportunities for which a final request for proposal may be released in fiscal 2017, which ends on Sept. 30. The analysis finds: The 20 major federal opportunities total $196 billion The Defense Department has 11 opportunities; civilian agencies have nine Despite parity in the number of opportunities, the Defense Department has the most lucrative deals with […] 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 »