Register Now! Decision Makers II – The Changing Face of Central Kitsap

Join us Thursday, October 23rd – 3:00-6:00pm at The Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel in Silverdale when KEDA presents “The Changing Face of Central Kitsap” featuring Elizabeth Court, PhD, Senior Planner/Demographer, Kitsap County Department of Community Development. Other program highlights include: Change Agents a panel discussion moderated by Chris Rieland, CEO & President of Pacific NW Title, featuring the developers and leaders behind CK’s biggest development projects […] Read more »

Kitsap Bank honored as a 2014 corporate philanthropist

The KPBJ Kitsap Bank was recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a 2014 Corporate Philanthropist. This recognition, which is part of the Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Awards, honors businesses that “do well by doing good.” Since 2008, the Business Journal has been publishing the “Corporate Citizenship: Business of Giving” special report, in which researcher Bonnie Graves surveys area companies about their cash […] Read more »

ATS extends reach through KEDA

As a responsible employer, Applied Technical Systems (ATS) makes a concerted effort to get involved in the communities it serves. KEDA has been an invaluable resource for ATS to accomplish this objective.  KEDA has been instrumental in helping ATS connect with key business members of Kitsap and the Greater Seattle region and seek new business opportunities through the PTAC program.  In addition to helping our business […] Read more »

Success Story: Ries Tripod Expansion

In 2012 we purchased Ries Tripods and one of our first goals was to locate in our own factory.  After many tries to find a suitable property, we finally contacted KEDA and received an immediate response to assist in whatever way possible.  Kathy Cocus and John Powers visited within the week and had a list of possible locations as well as suggestions for marketing, financing […] Read more »

Manufacturer’s move dovetails with OC training programs

OCTOBER 31, 2013 | TIM KELLY ~ KPBJ Editor A millennial and a Gen-Xer who weren’t on viable career tracks went back to school to learn some new skills. The Olympic College training program they enrolled in was a key factor in the decision of a company that does high-tech manufacturing of composites for the aerospace industry to relocate from Southern California to Kitsap County. That manufacturer, Omohundro […] Read more »

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association recognized by national Main Street program

 The KPBJ The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) is one of only a dozen towns to be earn the designation as a 2013 Washington Main Street Community. The award is granted to a limited number of accredited Main Street communities for exceptional commitment to downtown revitalization and the Main Street 4-Point Approach. National Main Street Center president and CEO Patrice Frey visited Bainbridge Island’s downtown during […] Read more »

NW Urban: Bringing Bremerton Back

August 14, 2013 – Crosscut.com By Mark Hinshaw Ten years ago, Bremerton was at death’s door. Now it’s one of the fastest – and smartest – growing cities in Puget Sound. Most people who have lived in Puget Sound for more than 10 years likely recall when Bremerton was all but pronounced dead. During the 1980s, the city’s downtown gradually emptied out. Once a lively town, sidled up against a naval […] Read more »

California Aerospace Composites Firm Relocating to Kitsap County

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release July 29, 2013 John Powers 360-377-9599 mangrum@kitsapeda.org California Aerospace Composites Firm Relocating to Kitsap County Omohundro, a 50-year-old company currently based in Tustin, CA has purchased a manufacturing facility in Port Orchard, WA.   The 41,000 SF site is adjacent to Leader International in the Port Orchard Industrial Park. Mark and Cynthia Sparks, Omohundro owners, began their search for a […] Read more »

KEDA receives economic development award!

Kitsap Connected  recognized for creativity in marketing! KEDA was recognized for creative marketing by the  Washington Department of Commerce on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Associate Development Organization (ADO) semi-annual meeting in Tacoma. KEDA received the Excellence in Economic Development “Coloring Outside the Lines” award for overall creativity in marketing traditionally and/or online for their Kitsap Connected multi-media campaign . The project features a family of videos that use […] Read more »

Rice Fergus Miller One of Washington’s Green 50

December 15, 2013 – Bremerton Rice Fergus Miller was recently named one of Seattle Business magazine’s sustainability leaders at the 2013 Green Washington Awards. Seattle Business magazine honored Washington’s most sustainably orientated organizations within 12 categories from virtually every sector of the economy. Rice Fergus Miller was honored with Special Recognition for Cutting-Edge Buildings for their Rice Fergus Miller Office & Studio in downtown Bremerton […] Read more »