KADA Annual Meeting – Keynote Presentation now online

Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, US Aerospace & Defense Leader & Principal, Deloitte LLP provided the keynote address at the October 8th Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance 2016 Annual Meeting. You can access a copy of his excellent presentation by clicking here. Read more »

Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance Annual Meeting Explores Opportunities In Aerospace & Space

BREMERTON, WA –  The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) invites members of the public to attend its 2015 Annual Meeting at Bremerton National Airport, Avian Flight Center Second Floor 8900 State Highway 3 SW Bremerton, WA on October 8 from 3PM to 6PM.  Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Visit http://kada2015.bpt.me/ prior to October 5th to secure your attendance. KADA […] Read more »

Interested in Kitsap’s role in aerospace – don’t miss this event!

Plan now to attend the Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) Annual Meeting: Embracing Aerospace including Space: Kitsap’s Opportunities Highlights include: Review 2015 activities Tom Captain, Vice Chairman Aerospace and Defense, Deloitte LLP, who will share his insights and suggestions regarding Kitsap’s competitiveness in the aerospace and space industries Open to the public—Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Kitsap’s role in aerospace & emerging […] 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 »

Kitsap Aerospace . . . More Progress – More Lift – More To Come

The KPBJ – John Powers, KEDA Executive Director Last year marked a milestone in Kitsap’s efforts to participate in our region’s ever expanding aerospace manufacturing sector, both commercial and military aircraft. Last June a contingent of Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) leaders joined the Washington State Department of Commerce’s delegation to the 2013 Paris Airshow. Last July Kitsap welcomed its first full-fledged tier one […] Read more »

Return Engagement . . . Persistence Pays Off

The KPBJ | JOHN POWERS ~ KEDA Three Years ago the Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) was formed to better position Kitsap to participate in the rapid expansion of the region’s aerospace sector. In 2011 there were few Kitsap based aerospace businesses; today several local businesses are engaged in designing and manufacturing products for the aerospace industry, both defense and commercial . Our largest exclusive aerospace manufacturer, Omohundro […] Read more »

Join KADA and the Washington State Trade Mission at Farnborough Air Show

        Representatives from the Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance will  be joining the Washington State delegation  at the Farnborough Air Show July 14-18, 2014 in Farnborough, UK to promote aerospace opportunities in Kitsap County. Farnborough Air Show is one of the world’s largest air shows, with over 1500 exhibitors and 107,000 trade visitors. Your company will benefit as a member of the Washington State delegation- you will gain exposure […] Read more »

Paris Air Show pays off for KEDA and KADA

KPBJ In spite of all the negativity expressed in the local blogs about representatives from the Port of Bremerton and the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) attending the Paris Air Show, it appears their attendance may pay off for Kitsap County and more specifically, the South Kitsap Industrial Area (SKIA) located at the Port of Bremerton. Representatives from KEDA and the Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance […] Read more »

Washington sends 52-person delegation to Paris Air Show

Steve Wilhelm, Staff Writer- Puget Sound Business Journal A Washington state delegation of 52 people — perhaps its biggest ever group — will arrive in Paris over the weekend for the Paris Air Show, where they will start touting the state’s advantages in the face of stiffening competition. One of those competitors is the state of Alabama, where Boeing competitor Airbus is building an assembly plant. […] Read more »