Government Contracting: Why North Dakota says: be like Kitsap!

Take advantage of proven contracting resources Kathy Cocus, KEDA Business Development Director/PTAC Program Manager; for the KPBJ Why does Grand Forks, ND think small businesses should be like Kitsap PTAC clients?  A recent editorial in the Grand Forks Herald cited KEDA’s PTAC (government contracting) program as a model for local companies who could benefit from growing their revenue via federal contracting. Why? For starters, in […] 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 »

KEDA Annual Meeting presentations available now!

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance draws record crowd! KEDA Board Chair Ben Anderson, CEO of Art Anderson Associates Naval Architects, welcomed nearly 2oo business and community leaders to hear Congressman Kilmer speak to the intersection of KC & DC, and the dynamics of  The 115th Congress. Executive Director, John Powers and Business Development Director reviewed the KEDA 2016 Annual Report and […] Read more »

Paris Air International Show Recap – How did KADA fare?

Paris in June Is for Aerospace – at least every other year it is! Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) delegates were again fortunate to part of a 47-member Washington State delegation to the biennial Paris Air Show this past June.  Mayor Patty Lent, KADA co-chair Tim Thomson and KEDA (Kitsap Economic Development Alliance) Business Development Director Kathy Cocus represented Kitsap at the Paris Air […] Read more »

Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance delegates promote Kitsap at the 2015 Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show June 15-21 Drawing more than 150,000 industry attendees and featuring 2,000+ exhibitors from 45 countries, the International Paris Air Show is the one place everyone in aerospace wants to be in 2015. Washington State’s exhibitors, businesses and economic development professionals will be there in force, June 15-21. (See also Washington delegation to showcase aerospace sector at Paris Air Show ) As a global aerospace leader, our […] Read more »

New Interviews on the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan Update

Great communities don’t just happen; they take vision, planning, and collaborative teamwork. Community input is key to ensure a solid, implementable Comprehensive Plan. This plan will provide a county-wide strategy, guiding our direction for the years ahead.  Regulated under Washington State’s Growth Management Act, (GMA) Washington State has some of the country’s most comprehensive legislation to guide planning in many areas. Kitsap County is required to review its Comprehensive […] Read more »

Big boots, big ideas and … big recognition for Kitsap

The KPBJ – John Powers Last month, The International Economic Development Council, the world’s preeminent economic development organization, convened its Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. This conference drew over a thousand economic development professionals from around the globe, and a dozen from Washington state, including three from Kitsap. Steve Politakis, CEO of Kitsap Bank and board chair of our Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), […] Read more »

KEDA Receives International Economic Development Awards

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance takes home two marketing awards from IEDC.   The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) was recognized for creative marketing by the International Economic Development Council on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the IEDC Annual Conference in Fort Worth Texas. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognizes the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential […] Read more »

KEDA and Excell Puget Sound Join the Kitsap Business Forum

The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce and PMR Business Coaching & Consulting recently announced the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) and Excell Puget Sound will be partnering with them to expand the Kitsap Business Forum.   “We have had great success in bringing some incredible business programs to the Kitsap peninsula in 2013” says Kathleen Knuckey, Executive Director for the Silverdale Chamber and co-founder of the […] Read more »