Listening in business starts at the top – KEDA Board Members make the difference

It All Starts at The Top . . . By Listening to The Rank and File A message from John T. Powers, KEDA Executive Director for the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal 2018 marks the 35th year our Kitsap Economic Development Alliance has served local businesses with a broad portfolio of business development services. As I reflect on the value imparted to our local community by […] Read more »

Kitsap’s Growing Role in a Robust Region

by: John Powers, Executive Director Regional Economy, Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal Business leaders across the country, and even around the globe, are keenly aware of Seattle’s red-hot economy and the historic rate at which our regional population and economy are growing. Seattle is undergoing an urban technology expansion of historic proportions. Every major technology company maintains operations in the Seattle market … or has plans to […] Read more »

Honoring one of our technology leaders

Monica Blackwood, Vice Chair, KEDA Board of Directors; Principal, Rice Fergus Miller 〉 Guest column for the KPBJ OC Alumni Association and KEDA honor Nathan Evans with Distinguished Alum Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Local Economic and Community Development Work Technology is a hot topic in Kitsap County, and was the focus of KEDA’s October 26th Decision Maker’s II event.  A record crowd […] Read more »

News Release: Microsoft’s Nathan Evans Honored at Annual Fall Event on October 26th

THE OLYMPIC COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION & KITSAP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE CELEBRATE LOCAL LEADER FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE Microsoft’s Nathan Evans Honored at Annual Fall Event on October 26th [Monday, October 30, 2017, Kitsap County, WA]  In partnership with The Olympic College Alumni Association (OCAA), Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) announced important news on Thursday, October 26th, at the Decision Makers II event at Kiana Lodge, Suquamish.  The 2017 […] Read more »

Last day to register! Sign up now for: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT?

DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Decision Makers II explores Kitsap’s Tech Economy

DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Is Kitsap The Next Tech Hotspot? A Case Can Be Made – Here’s Why

  John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance for the KPBJ Leaders of Kitsap’s technology community will publicly ponder this question at KEDA’s fall forum – Decision Makers II – at Kiana Lodge on Thursday October 26th from 3-6:00 PM. Join in the interactive attendee dialog by registering at http://2017dm2.bpt.me/ as collectively we answer the question: ”Is Kitsap the Next Tech Hotspot in Seattle […] Read more »

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 »

Vibe Coworks teams up with the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

KEDA is proud to partner with Vibe Coworks – Kitsap’s newest and coolest coworking venture – and we are delighted with this fantastic feature in their latest newsletter.  Click here to learn more about how KEDA helps Kitsap businesses and startups! Click here to share the story and learn more about Vibe Coworks July 10, 2017  by Vibe Coworks There’s a new partnership in town, and it’s red hot. […] Read more »