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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 residents and visitors enjoy nearly 300 miles of scenic salt water coastline, friendly, laid-back communities, award-winning golf courses, ready access to transportation for individuals and commerce, a county-wide, high-speed fiber optic backbone, and more. A small-town sense of community combined with a a big-city sense for business give Kitsap a distinct personality that’s nothing short of irresistible. Be sure to visit our video page at  Kitsap to see businesses have to say about Kitsap!

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Kitsap is the most affordable place to live in the state, ranking No. 1 with a cost of living of $36,013 and a median income of $62,911

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.

Kitsap presents a compelling case for exceptional value in economic opportunity – in life – in education – in work – in creativity –in re-creation; and, in a bright, healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for generations to come.

Take a closer look at Kitsap welcome opportunities to speak with your business or organization and brief you on Kitsap’s economy; and, its character, composition and many competitive advantages.

John Powers

Executive Director / 360 536 0996

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