KEDA Annual Meeting presentations available now!

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance draws record crowd! KEDA Board Chair Ben Anderson, CEO of Art Anderson Associates Naval Architects, welcomed nearly 2oo business and community leaders to hear Congressman Kilmer speak to the intersection of KC & DC, and the dynamics of  The 115th Congress. Executive Director, John Powers and Business Development Director reviewed the KEDA 2016 Annual Report and […] Read more »

Connecting companies, one Kitsap firm at a time

Ben Anderson for the KPBJ If you grew up in Kitsap County, or possibly lived here most of your life, the county tends to feel like a small community in which you know most of the companies working and thriving around you.  That is exactly how I felt until I moved back home to Bremerton in 2011 and ventured out into the Kitsap business community.  […] Read more »

Kitsap’s top business leaders attend KEDA’s 36th Annual Meeting

Press Release Business is booming in Kitsap, due in great part to the strategic, guiding efforts of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. As Board President Ben Anderson explains it, “Our successes are those of collaboration. We have a strong board of directors and a growing number of investors—municipalities, public agencies, corporations, entrepreneurs, and some nonprofits—together, we are ensuring a healthy future for Kitsap and the […] Read more »

Third Generation Kitsap Business Owner Elected KEDA Board Chair

Ben Anderson, Art Anderson Associates, elected Chair for Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance celebrated 2015, looked forward to 2016 and beyond and elected new members to their board of directors at the March 30, 2016 Annual Meeting.  The elections also included a new officer slate of: Ben Anderson, Art Anderson Associates – KEDA Board Chair Monica Blackwood, Rice […] Read more »

KEDA Honors Russell Steele with Economic Development Lifetime Achievment Award

March 30, 2016 – Russell Steele was lauded by a host of Kitsap business and community leaders at the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) Annual Meeting where he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his unwavering support of economic development efforts in Kitsap County. Steele is the CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, and served on the KEDA Board of Directors for […] Read more »

Here’s To Our Champions … Here’s To Them All!

JOHN POWERS ~ KEDA Over one hundred partners of Kitsap’s Economic Development Alliance gathered for our Annual Meeting on March 20th to review 2013 results, approve a 2014 Work Plan, and elect board members and officers for the coming year. Outgoing Board Chair, Julie Tappero, President of West Sound Workforce, briefed community and business leaders on work performed by KEDA’s team of economic developers in 2013. Last […] Read more »

Third-generation leader takes helm of Art Anderson Associates

October 24, 2013 |The KPBJ Ben Anderson recently took over as president and CEO of Bremerton-based engineering services firm Art Anderson Associates. He is the third generation of Andersons to lead the company, following in the footsteps of his father, Eric Anderson, and his grandfather and company namesake, Art Anderson. “With his graduate engineering degrees and chief engineer experience in the Coast Guard, Ben needed […] Read more »