All politics is local — and so is international trade

John Powers for the Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business This past year I took the opportunity, on two different occasions (my columns from May and November) to write about the importance of international trade to our state, regional and local – yes, local — economy. So you might imagine I was holding my breath, and keeping my ink dry, as then candidate, now President Donald Trump threatened to turn […] Read more »

Kitsap contributes to a global footprint

John Powers for the KPBJ Three years ago, Kitsap County joined forces with its regional partners (Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties) to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JP Morgan Chase, aimed at leveraging the Greater Seattle Region’s strength in international trade to enhance direct foreign investment in our regional economy. I want to thank Brookings and […] Read more »

Early Bird registration ends soon – sign up now for Decision Makers II

  Register now – Early Bird Registration Ends September 27th!   October 12th from 3-6:00 pm Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort & Conference Center DMII 2016 will explore International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities in Kitsap and Greater Seattle Region   Register Today to Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts!   Program Highlights: Learn how to sell your products and services into expanding international markets […] Read more »

Registration now open for Decision Makers II: Exploring International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment

Register now for our featured Fall event: Decision Makers II October 12th, 3-6:00 pm Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort & Conference Center DMII 2016 will explore International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities in Kitsap and Greater Seattle Region Program Highlights: Learn how to sell your products and services into expanding international markets Leverage your business’ proximity to, and participation in, a regional economy renowned for […] Read more »

Is your organization interested in doing business in Korea or Japan?

Governor Inslee is leading a Washington State Trade Mission to Korea and Japan Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2015 The mission includes stops in Seoul, Kobe, Nagoya, and Tokyo. Delegation activities focus on expanding export sales, attracting inbound investment projects and promoting Washington state as a great place to do business and visit. Commerce Business Services team can provide individualized assistance including market intelligence, meeting […] Read more »

Puget Sound Goes Global: Regional Leaders Unveil Plan to Transform Region to the Most Globally Competitive in the Country

Strong Economic Forecast Paves Way for 5-year Plan to Attract Investments, Grow Exports SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, civic and business leaders from across the Greater Seattle region unveiled a plan to attract new foreign investment and grow the region’s exports. The Greater Seattle Region Global Trade & Investment Plan outlines an ambitious multi-agency, intergovernmental, and public-private partnership process to implement strategies to bring […] Read more »