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 »

Bremerton’s SuperCritical Technologies wins Washington DOC award

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced five projects awarded matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to advance research and development in clean power technologies. They include innovative wave energy technology, a hybrid aircraft, bioenergy and small-scale electric power generation. The grants total just over $2.3 million, matched by another $33.2 million in non-state funding. “Washington state is committed […] Read more »

Kitsap among Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to the Paris International Air Show

Industry-leading manufacturing and workforce innovation among highlights for Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to upcoming Paris Air Show 3D automated optical inspection, robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) components, 2017 Boeing Supplier of the Year, new mechatronics training, social enterprise with three build-to-print manufacturing plants, local VIPs and more to be featured in “Choose Washington” exhibit co-hosted by U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, state Commerce Director Brian Bonlender […] Read more »

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 »

Washington Business Preparedness Survey

Did you know that forty percent of businesses that close their doors because of a disaster never open them again? Recognizing that commerce is vital to our state’s economy, emergency planners are requesting Washington businesses to participate in a short Business Preparedness Survey: http://bit.ly/BusinessPreparednessSurvey. The information gathered by this survey will help state and local emergency management organizations better support businesses. For more information and […] Read more »

All politics is local — and so is international trade

John Powers for the Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business This past year I took the opportunity, on two different occasions (my columns from May and November) to write about the importance of international trade to our state, regional and local – yes, local — economy. So you might imagine I was holding my breath, and keeping my ink dry, as then candidate, now President Donald Trump threatened to turn […] Read more »

What will 2017 bring? KEDA’s Economic Forecast event will shed light on economic prospects for the coming year

KEDA’s 19th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast – 2017 Economic Forecast event is Tuesday, January 31st January 31, 2017 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOON JANUARY 11TH REGISTER NOW! Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, will present 91 Months, a New Cast and Old Issues, an Economic Forecast. Policy issues and prospects […] Read more »

Biz Opps include training services, planning, marketing & PR, architecture, engineering and more

N0040617T0106 Leadership Training Services (PSNS/IMF) – Woman Owned Small Business Set Aside – Solicitation will be issued on/about Nov 16, 2016 with closing on/about Nov. 30. Thurston County – RFP for Solid Waste Facilities Condition Assessments and Capital Planning (see PDF) Washington Dairy Products Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to provide full-service marketing, public relations, research and media buying services. Closes 12/12/16.  Login […] Read more »

DES Master Contracts Website Enhancements

  Contracts with Diverse Spend DES has created a search function that will allow customers to search specifically for which Master Contracts offer vendors that are certified Small, Veteran, Minority, Women or Minority and Women owned businesses. This tool can be located on the Current Statewide Master Contracts, using the contract search tool or by clicking on the 3rd bullet under “Search of view contracts” […] Read more »

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 »