Kitsap: Obtaining lift — domestically and internationally

John Powers for the KPBJ The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) was formed in 2012 to focus on creating new economic development opportunities in Kitsap in the aerospace and related defense industries. KADA is a strategic alliance supported by Kitsap County, the City of Bremerton, City of Port Orchard and Port of Bremerton, as well as local businesses all working to strengthen and diversify […] Read more »

Business & government leaders celebrate Kitsap-King connection

Puget Sound delegation tour Kitsap economic drivers on two-day study mission cosponsored by Puget Sound Regional Council and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Terry Asla  •  Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — “Puget Sound is [no longer] a division, it’s a connection.” With those words at the July 5 inaugural celebration for the fast ferry, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent defined what she called the new thinking […] 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 »

South Kitsap Community Conversations with Wicks Lake, Glenwood residents

(Port Orchard, WA) – Following swiftly after the Olalla community meeting, County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido welcomes residents of the Wicks Lake and Glenwood communities to share their thoughts on how they envision their neighborhoods over the next 20 years. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 at the Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, residents are encouraged to join their neighbors, Commissioner Garrido, and County staff to engage […] Read more »

Visit Kitsap Peninsula Annual Meeting coming March 12th

VKP Annual Meeting Thursday, March 12th – 11:30am-1:15 Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel Register now! $20.00 per person online and $22.00 at the door The Visit Kitsap Peninsula’s Annual Meeting will include an important presentation about the Kitsap County 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Charlotte Garrido will share details about the importance of public participation and encourage stakeholders in the tourism industry to contribute comments. Twenty […] Read more »

VKP 2015 Annual Meeting & Tourism Outlook

Visit Kitsap Peninsula cordially invites you to attend the 2015 Visit Kitsap Peninsula Annual Meeting, Tourism Outlook & Awards, Thursday, March 12, 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel. Cost to attend is $20.00 per person online and $22.00 at the door Click here for flyer The luncheon agenda includes: The Route to Success: Review of economic and marketing successes that […] Read more »

County growth continues to shift toward cities

Tristan Baurick – The Kitsap Sun PORT ORCHARD — Population growth in Kitsap is skewing more heavily toward urban areas, pushing the county closer to — but not quite achieving — its goal of directing more than three-fourths of residential construction to Kitsap’s cities, according to a new report. The county’s latest Buildable Lands Report shows 67 percent of all new permitted housing units were […] Read more »

Draft Buildable Land Report release for review and comment

Kitsap County News Release December 1, 2014 The 2015 Kitsap County Buildable Lands Report (BLR) is now available for review and comment. This report is a key component of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update. The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires Kitsap and five other counties to prepare a BLR (RCW 36.70A.215). The purpose of the BLR is to determine if the County and its […] Read more »

Commissioners host series of forums for local ferry commuters

(Port Orchard, WA)  As the Washington State Department of Transportation updates its Ferries Division Long-Range Plan, Kitsap County is engaging residents in discussions about local ferry priorities. The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will host a series of five forums in partnership with the cities of Bremerton and Bainbridge Island and Ferry Advisory Committee members. Meetings will be held in each of the local ferry […] Read more »

Kitsap County seeks community input for 2016-2035 Comprehensive Plan Update

Launches new website ( for residents to share vision ideas   (Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development unveiled a new website as County staff gear up for the 2016-2035 Comprehensive Plan update. The website will foster two-way communication between County residents and County staff about the update.  “The next Comprehensive Plan update is critically important for County residents as it sets […] Read more »