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 »

Biz Opps: Contracting Opportunities & Outreach Events

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES Port of Tacoma – Benefit Broker The Port of Tacoma (Port) and Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) are soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing benefit broker services for the Port and NWSA benefit plans. The Port is seeking the contract to begin January 1, 2018 for five (5) years with two one year options, at the sole discretion of the Port, for […] Read more »

Biz Opps: WSDOT Free Training & Biz Opps

Free WSDOT Contracting Training Video Links Recent WSDOT Support Services Training Classes – Project Agreements, Administrative Considerations For Bidding, Complete General Estimating, Complete Scheduling and Workflow Management *new Federal Prevailing Wage – Davis Bacon, Business Plan Development, Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements SCORE Small Business Video Tutorials Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session EIW Contractor University Free IRS Webinars https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1 Attention all Washington […] Read more »

Water sports bring economic boost to Kitsap County

Kitsap Daily News  $700 million in sales and expenditures related to outdoor recreation activities and visitors When most people hear the term “water trails” they think about folks in man-powered boats. They think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more. According to local officials and business owners, having […] Read more »

Residential community landing near Bainbridge ferry terminal

Nathan Pilling Kitsap Sun BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Developers hope to begin construction on a large residential development on the east end of Winslow Way this summer. The Bainbridge Landing community will have a 107-unit apartment building and 25 townhomes on what’s currently a largely undeveloped 4.8-acre site just south of Gilmore Way, between Cave Avenue and Ferncliff Avenue. The project is the first joint venture between two of […] Read more »

US – China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade

US – China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:00 – 10:30AM     Plan on participating for an update on business and investment opportunities with China!   Featuring: Yuping Wang Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) Robin Chen Co-Head of the China Desk, Wells Fargo Speakers will address the following topics: Capital Restrictions Recently, China implemented stricter capital controls which have the […] Read more »

Ferry schedules changing for Colman Dock work

Ed Friedrich  The Kitsap Sun “To safely and efficiently unload all of the sailings and maintain on-time performance, we need to modify the sailing schedules to provide more space between afternoon sailings where we have boats arrive and depart right next to each other.” Of the two routes’ 9.2 million riders last year, 4.9 million walked on.   The proposed schedule shifts the current 4:20 p.m. […] Read more »