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 »

Did you attend DMII: Kitsap – the next tech HOTSPOT?

Download the “The Pillars of Technology” and learn about our first tech meetup! A record crowd attended Decision Makers II, KEDA’s annual fall event, which took place on Thursday, October 26th at Kiana Lodge. The program “Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT?” featured two engaging and lively panel discussions, a rousing address from Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib, and insights on the state’s role in tech from special […] Read more »

Region adopts new economic strategy

  Amazing Place: Growing Jobs and Opportunity in the central Puget Sound region The region’s Economic Development District board has put its finishing touches on Amazing Place: Growing Jobs and Opportunity in the central Puget Sound region. It’s a data driven regional economic strategy that identifies leading sectors and the ways the region intends to sustain economic development. The strategy has three big goals: Open economic […] 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 »

Community meeting to provide update on Bainbridge Landing project

Meeting scheduled to update neighbors on Winslow construction LUCIANO MARANO  The Bainbridge Review Olympic Property Group will host a community meeting to discuss the latest details for Bainbridge Landing, its residential construction project planned for downtown Winslow, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East). Bainbridge Landing is a four-story, 115-unit apartment building set to be […] Read more »

Port Gamble feature highlights one Kitsap’s little jewels

What’s the deal with Port Gamble? The history & mystery behind this perfect little slice of Americana BY RACHEL BELLE for MY Northwest, KIRO Radio JULY 20, 2017 AT 5:16 PM The iconic church in Port Gamble LISTEN: What’s the deal with Port Gamble? The history & mystery behind this perfect little slice of Americana. Port Gamble looks like a movie set. More specifically, the movie […] Read more »

Business & government leaders celebrate Kitsap-King connection

Puget Sound delegation tour Kitsap economic drivers on two-day study mission cosponsored by Puget Sound Regional Council and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Terry Asla  •  Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — “Puget Sound is [no longer] a division, it’s a connection.” With those words at the July 5 inaugural celebration for the fast ferry, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent defined what she called the new thinking […] Read more »

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Kitsap tops among WA counties in ‘purchasing power index’

Business Examiner – June 27, 2017 Comparing median income and cost of living data statewide, financial technology company SmartAsset’s latest study shows the counties in Washington where people can get the most out of their money — with the South Sound making a few appearances on the list. The study looked at cost of living relative to income to determine “purchasing power.” First, two different […] Read more »