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Located in the Central Puget Sound, Kitsap County offers all the benefits of the Seattle/Tacoma Market without the gridlock and high prices.

Kitsap County ranks high in essential economic development indicators: educational attainment and skilled workforce; development of intellectual property; per capita economic output; and, median household incomes. Our businesses thrive and prosper in a highly competitive market place.

Multi-Mode Access to Markets – Close proximity to rail, deep water ports, airfields, and interstate highway system in uncongested traffic areas.

Kitsap is a recognized leader in several key regional economic sectors: maritime; military; manufacturing; health care; business services; technology; and, tourism. And, Kitsap is home to the most-dense concentration of engineering talent in the Seattle region.

Workforce: A vast, skilled labor pool generated by the Navy, government contractors and commuters. Naval base Kitsap employs over 26,000 military and civilian personnel, in addition to defense contractor operations.  This sector creates a substantial available talent. Click here for information on workforce incentives.

Business friendly regulatory environment: The building permit process in Kitsap County is extremely business-friendly. Environmental regulations are consistent with federal EPA laws with no local hidden surprises. The area’s airshed is cleaner than many areas, permitting business activities here that are not possible elsewhere.

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