Early bird registration ends soon! Register now for the NW Maritime Defense Luncheon

Join the Pacific NW Defense Coalition and KEDA on September 27th for the Northwest Maritime Defense Luncheon This event will bring military and private sector leaders together to discuss the latest maritime initiatives and procurement opportunities for Northwest businesses. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know. September […] Read more »

Biz Opps: SBIR 17.2 and STTR 17.B Now Open for Proposal Submission

The DOD SBIR 17.2 & STTR 17.B Broad Agency Announcement is Open for Proposal Submission TODAY, May 23, 2017 You may now submit your Phase I proposals for the open SBIR 17.2 and STTR 17.B Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) through the DOD SBIR/STTR proposal submission website at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org. All proposals for this Announcement must be received by 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Important Dates: […] Read more »

Biz Opps: DOD SBIR 17.1 & STTR 17.A Open for Proposal Submission – closes Feb 8, 2017

  SBIR  17.1 & STTR 17.A Broad Agency Announcements are Open for Proposal Submission on January 10, 2017 and close February 8, 2017 Click here to view topics and application details About the SBIR/STTR Program The Department of Defense (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program is a congressionally mandated program coordinated by the Small Business Administration. The DOD […] Read more »

God Bless Kitsap . . . Every Man, Women and Child

John Powers for the KPBJ Six Thousand Two Hundred Dollars for every child, woman, and man in Kitsap County – that is the United States Department of Defense direct annual investment in Naval Base Kitsap’s multiple missions. The DOD’s annual spend in Kitsap exceeds $1.6B which amounts to over $6,000 per Kitsap resident, and nearly fifty percent of our local economic output making Kitsap the […] 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 »

Maritime Defense Symposium – Early Bird Registration Extended

Tuesday, September 13 | 10:30AM – 3:00PM | Bremerton, WA  Increase your Business – Plan for the Future. The Maritime Defense Symposium is a great opportunity to increase your awareness of current maritime initiatives. You will also gain valuable, inside knowledge of contracting opportunities with presentations like:  Doing Business with the Navy Jim Niles, Contract Specialist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Karen Smith, Deputy Chief of […] Read more »

Register now for KADA Annual Meeting

Aerospace, Space and Defense Where does Kitsap fit? August 23rd 3:00 – 6:00 pm Avian Flight Center,2nd Floor, Bremerton National Airport, 8900 State HWY 3 SW, Bremerton, WA Register now for this free event! The meeting will include a review of 2016 activities and guest speakers including: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Thornquist, Director, Washington Office of Aerospace Jeff Marcell,  Senior Partner, TIP Strategies Open to the public—Don’t […] Read more »

Jobs in U.S. aerospace, defense sector seen up 3.2 percent in 2016

By Andrea Shalal, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is poised to add 39,443 jobs in 2016, an increase of about 3.2 percent and the first job growth in the sector in five years, according to a study by Deloitte. The anticipated growth will be driven by a rebound in the U.S. military market, which lost about 185,000 jobs over the […] Read more »

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit 2016 in Seattle – Space selling out fast

Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit Seattle 2016 April 14 & 15, 2016 Washington State Convention Center   Register today! Space selling out fast. To secure a space at A&DSS 2016 please register at your earliest convenience by contacting Adam Kephart Discounted rate and vouchers available for WA companies   In it’s third year in Seattle, A&DSS is one of the best events for global aerospace suppliers to get connected with Boeing […] Read more »

Defense & Military Sector -Defense & Military Sector Kitsap’s Economic Footing Past, Present, Future

  2015 was a solid year for our local and regional economy. Last year: employment levels reached an eight year high; wages rose; manufacturing output reached new highs; the commercial real estate market was very active; home prices appreciated; new business formations increased; retail sales were strong; tourism enjoyed a significant rebound; healthcare expanded, intellectual property development advanced; and, the core of Kitsap’s economy – […] Read more »