Turning carbon-fiber composite scrap material into useful products

North Kitsap Herald PORT ANGELES — Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, and education and industry representatives helped the Port of Port Angeles break ground Sept. 21 on a new Composite Recycling Technology Center, at the port’s Composite Manufacturing Campus. Ed Stern, a Poulsbo City Council member, participated as chairman of the Central Puget Sound Economic Development District. The project will complete a 25,000-square-foot […] Read more »

Carbon tax proposal could indirectly affect Kitsap’s road needs

The KPBJ – John Stang OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to battle carbon emissions in Washington will be one of the biggest legislative battles this session in Olympia. But what will all that mean to the Kitsap business community? Directly, very little. Only one of the state’s 130 biggest polluters who would pay the proposed cap-and-trade system’s fees is nearby, and that’s in Port […] Read more »

Washington‐made solar products power award-winning development

The KPBJ When Grow Community on Bainbridge Island earned top honors from the nation’s homebuilders recently, it was a showcase moment for Washington’s thriving solar industry. Local companies provided all components for what is now the state’s largest solar neighborhood. Grow Community’s rooftop solar installations include PV modules (panels) by itek Energy of Bellingham, microinverters by Blue Frog Solar/APS of Poulsbo, and racking by SunModo […] Read more »

KEDA director on Washington Military Alliance leadership team

Executive leadership team and advisory committee named to spearhead U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment grant activities for Washington State​ OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Military Alliance (WMA) named four members to serve as their executive leadership team while the organization moves forward as a chartered public-partnership formed to provide a single voice in representing the state’s interests as the U.S. Department of […] 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 »

Members of WA Congressional Delegation Applaud Major Investment in State’s Military and Defense Industry

$4.3M DoD grant, in conjunction with $500K state and local dollars, would support defense business adjustments over the next two years WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and U.S. Representatives Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer and Dennis Heck applauded an announcement by Washington Governor Jay Inslee that the state has been awarded $4.3M  in Department of Defense […] Read more »

Governor to speak at all-chamber lunch hosted by Bremerton

The KPBJ Gov. Jay Inslee will be the guest speaker at the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, which will be an all-chamber event on Oct. 21. The event, which is open to members of all chambers of commerce, will take place at the Kitsap Conference Center on the Bremerton waterfront from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. […] Read more>>   Visit the Bremerton Chamber […] Read more »

Gov. Inslee announces $4.3 million federal grant to prepare state for impacts of military downsizing

OLYMPIA – Washington state has received a $4.3 million Department of Defense (DOD) grant to support local efforts to address the impact of potential downsizing of the state’s defense industry, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today. The funding, from the DOD Office of Economic Adjustment’s Defense Industry Adjustment program, is matched by more than $500,000 in state and local dollars through the newly-formed Washington Military Alliance. […] Read more »

Inslee launches Washington Military Alliance as long-term piece of state’s economic development strategy

Group to also help prepare for impacts of military downsizing   Olympia, Wash – Gov. Jay Inslee today was joined by more than 20 military and economic development leaders for the launch of the Washington Military Alliance, a diverse group of military and defense stakeholders representing industry, infrastructure, veteran, workforce and economic development interests across the state. The governor is asking WMA to help the state prepare […] Read more »

Boeing’s 777X decision will help draw aerospace suppliers to Washington

STEVE WILHELM ~ Puget Sound Business Journal For Washington state, landing the 777X has increased the likelihood that new aerospace suppliers will decide to come here. That’s the word from Gov. Jay Inslee’s aerospace adviser, Alex Pietsch. He expects to return from the July 13-16 Farnborough Air Show in England with some new aerospace suppliers for Washington. “This is the most excited I’ve been,” said Pietsch, who has participated […] Read more »