Snapshot of Kitsap Military &  Defense Economy 

Just released! Created by Community Attributes, Inc (CAI) in partnership with KEDA and the Washington Military Alliance  this snapshot details the economic impact of  Kitsap’s Military & Defense economy. More information at: kitsapeda.org/key-industries/defense/ Click here to download. Read more »

Register now for KADA Annual Meeting

Aerospace, Space and Defense Where does Kitsap fit? August 23rd 3:00 – 6:00 pm Avian Flight Center,2nd Floor, Bremerton National Airport, 8900 State HWY 3 SW, Bremerton, WA Register now for this free event! The meeting will include a review of 2016 activities and guest speakers including: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Thornquist, Director, Washington Office of Aerospace Jeff Marcell,  Senior Partner, TIP Strategies Open to the public—Don’t […] Read more »

Registration now open for Decision Makers II: Exploring International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment

Register now for our featured Fall event: Decision Makers II October 12th, 3-6:00 pm Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort & Conference Center DMII 2016 will explore International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities in Kitsap and Greater Seattle Region Program Highlights: Learn how to sell your products and services into expanding international markets Leverage your business’ proximity to, and participation in, a regional economy renowned for […] Read more »

KADA represents Kitsap at the Farnborough Air Show!

KADA (Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance) representatives Tim Thomson, KADA co-chair; Jim Rothlin, Port of Bremerton CEO and Axel Strakeljahn, Port of Bremerton Commissioner, represented Kitsap this past week at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show. As part of the Washington State delegation, the KADA team visited aerospace firms and organizations in a Bristol pre-trip tour. During the air show, Thomson, Rothlin and Strakeljahn held five […] Read more »

Opinion: Fast ferry benefits all of Kitsap

By Wes Larson and Steve Sego – The Kitsap Sun This November, Kitsap County voters will have the opportunity to approve a high-speed cross-sound ferry system linking North Kitsap, Bremerton and South Kitsap to downtown Seattle. These 30-minute crossings are first and foremost about having better access to jobs and economic opportunity for Kitsap County. It is also about alleviating traffic, providing better access to […] Read more »

Investment and Payroll Dollars Know No Boundaries

John Powers for the KPBJ When it comes to competing for economic development opportunities (new financial capital investment and new human capital – job creation activities) everyone’s parochial interests appear to be best served when those opportunities spring forward right in their own “economic backyard”. Yet, typically, such opportunities arise and grow in larger and more diverse economic backyards known as “regional economies”. Regional economies […] Read more »

Newest Washington state ferry: M/V Suquamish

North Kitsap Herald OLYMPIA — The state Transportation Commission chose “Suquamish” as the name of the state’s fourth Olympic-class ferry at its meeting March 16. The selection follows a public process in which the commission considered three eligible names — Cowlitz, Sammamish, and Suquamish — and sought input from Washington State Ferries, the Ferry Advisory Committee Executive Council, ferry riders and the general public. “We’re […] Read more »

Transportation budget funds ferry construction

By LAVENDRICK SMITH WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The state Legislature passed a supplemental transportation budget that provides a boost to the Puget Sound ferry service, while funding pay raises to state troopers and providing some fixes to the traffic messes of Interstate 405. The Legislature approved the new transportation spending plan with large bipartisan majorities in both chambers. It awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s […] Read more »

Lack of inventory “a game changer” for home buyers

New Release, Northwest Multiple Listing Service KIRKLAND, Washington (February 4, 2016) – Depleted inventory is contributing to “overwhelming” traffic at open houses, shifts in strategies for both buyers and sellers, and escalating prices, according to officials with the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Dick Beeson, a former chairman of the MLS board, said the lack of inventory in almost every county is, “without question, a 2016 […] Read more »

Work in Seattle, live in Bremerton? The mayor says cheap rent is just a ferry ride away

By Rachel Belle, KIRO Radio, Ron and Don Show Reporter |   If you’ve been kvetching about Seattle’s rising rents, gridlock traffic and $15 cocktails, the City of Bremerton is eagerly welcoming you to move across the water. “I’m Patty Lent, mayor of the City of Bremerton. I would like young professionals and young families to move to Bremerton,” the mayor says in a new […] Read more »