Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning to Include Bremerton Meeting

Bremerton is one of 27 regions to discuss strategies to help Washington youth gain needed work skills, prepare for high-demand jobs. Local representatives from business and industry, educators, and community leaders are invited to discuss next steps to help young people gain work readiness skills needed to fill high-demand jobs. The local event will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 at […] 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 »

Up to 20 planes expected in Poulsbo for May 13 fly-in

Kitsap Daily News, Richard Walker POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo will move some floats to the north side of F dock to accommodate as many as 20 seaplanes that will visit for a fly-in on May 13. The floats, “comprising a couple of hundred feet” in length, will be returned after the event to the breakwater, where they serve as unimproved moorage. But Port […] Read more »

Meet the Buyers Events

Small Business Administration (SBA) Meet the Buyers at Three Free Events this spring! March 16th  2:30-5pm: Sell to the Port of Everett April 12th 8am-3:30pm: Regional Contracting Forum May 18th 7am-5pm: Getting Back 2 Business University of Puget Sound Tacoma Click below for details   March 16: Sell To the Port of Everett Looking to grow your small business? Learn how to sell to the government. Join the SBA, […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Government Contracting Opportunities

Click the links below for details on the following contracting opportunities: VA seeking 14,000 SF for outpatient clinic – Kitsap County  USCG ANT PUGET SOUND (55107) FY2017 DRYDOCK REPAIRS HSCG40-17-Q-P30502 Decals for Pierce Transit fleet vehicles Air Mobility Command Industry Day – August 9, 2017 – JBLM Information Technology Consultant Services – Bremerton Housing Authority Assisted Living Services for Bay Vista Commons – Bremerton Housing […] Read more »

Olympic College added $412.4 to local economy

BREMERTON – Olympic College is a smart investment for students, alumni, businesses and the communities we serve according to a recent economic impact study. According to the report, OC added $412.4 million to Kitsap and Mason county economies during the study year in 2014-15. This represents approximately 3.3% of the area’s Gross Regional Product, which is nearly as large as the entire Construction industry in […] Read more »

Registration now open for KEDA 2017 Annual Meeting!

Early bird registration ends Thursday, March 9th March 31st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Luncheon service begins at 11:00 am) Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside Register Now! The meeting will provide you with our 2016 Annual Report of performance and financial condition, present the 2017 KEDA Priorities and Work Plan, and elect new directors to the KEDA board. KEDA will also honor this year’s […] Read more »

Economic Forecast Presentations

A record three hundred area business and community leaders, gathered on January 31st at the Kitsap Conference Center for KEDA’s 2017 Economic Forecast /Decision Makers Breakfast.  Crowd favorite, Dr. John W. Mitchell, of M & H Economic Consultants returned to deliver the keynote address, 91 Months, A New Cast & Old Issues. (Click the links below to view presentations.) The program also featured an update on Naval […] Read more »

SBA Emerging Leaders program is accepting applications

  For the fifth year in row, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District Office is offering the Emerging Leaders training initiative for local small businesses on the brink of growth. Apply by March 1 <http://www.interise.org/SBAEmergingLeaders>  for 2017 Emerging Leaders, SBA’s Free ‘Mini-MBA’ for Growing Businesses The intensive entrepreneurship education series includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time during seven months. Upon completion of […] Read more »

With hiring halted, PSNS looks for exemption from freeze

Kitsap Sun  Published 10:00 a.m. PT Jan. 31, 2017 BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard has suspended all hiring as the result of President Donald Trump’s federal freeze. The across-the-board freeze began at noon Jan. 22, with the exception of active-duty military personnel. Other limited exemptions would be allowed to ensure national security or public safety, according to the executive action. The nation’s four naval shipyards, unclear […] Read more »