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 »

Starting a Specialty Food Business – Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: a curriculum for local food systems “Starting a Specialty Food Business” August 21 @ 4:30 – 8:30 pm Olympic College, Poulsbo, Room 220   Sponsored by Farm Services Agency, WSU Extension Presented by  Kim Hoffmann, Washington State Department of Agriculture, with guest speakers. Learn about how you can start a specialty food business, including home-based production. Kim Hoffmann from the Washington State Department […] Read more »

More than 90,000 jobs in Kitsap at mid-year

Tad Sooter – Minding Your Business – Kitsap Sun Kitsap employers provided more than 90,000 jobs on average during the first half of 2017, marking a new mid-year high. The county boasted about 91,700 jobs in June and averaged 90,300 jobs since January, according to estimates from the state Employment Security Department. Kitsap gained about 1,500 jobs from the first half of 2016 to the […] Read more »

Reservations now available for cross-sound fast ferry

Ed Friedrich , ed.friedrich@kitsapsun.com BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit began to accept reservations Monday for its cross-sound fast ferry service that begins July 10. Seats can be reserved on all but one of the dozen daily weekday sailings — the 6:15 a.m. from Seattle. Reservations won’t be available for the 20 Saturday trips because they’re not expected to be needed. Eighty-eight of the Rich Passage 1’s […] Read more »

Kitsap’s median home price topped $300k in May

Minding Your Business Tad Sooter , tad.sooter@kitsapsun.com The median home price in Kitsap topped $300,000 in May, as a spurt of new home listings caused pending sales to spike. Houses and condominiums sold for a median of $307,250 last month, up 8 percent from May of 2016, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service.  Prices typically peak in summer. The county’s median home price did not surpass $300,000 […] Read more »

Peninsula Community Health Services’s goal with Kingston clinic: 850 patients

Kitsap Daily News KINGSTON — Peninsula Community Health Services acquired the former Swedish Medical Clinic satellite office in Kingston in March and opened to the public on May 1. The Kingston Medical Clinic offers medical services in a location just a few blocks from the Kingston ferry and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. […] Read more »

Promoting Kitsap County at the Paris International Air Show!

 KADA joins Washington delegation for pre-Paris Air Show tour of Toulouse aerospace region!    The Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance (KADA) is in Paris among the Washington State Delegation to promote development opportunities in Kitsap County.Charlotte Garrido, Commissioner, Kitsap County; John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance; Axel Strakeljahn, Commissioner, Port of Bremerton; and Tim Thomson, Captain USN (ret), who along with Powers, co-chairs the KADA […] Read more »

Kitsap Fast Ferries: Frequently Asked Questions Webinars

Join Kitsap County for a webinar beginning on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT. Register now! Click HERE. ​Kitsap Fast Ferries Bremerton-Seattle service launches on July 10! Attend Kitsap Transit’s first-ever webinar series on May 24 and 25 to learn more about the service and ask questions. The May 24 webinar will cover schedule and fares, while the May 25 webinar will cover reservations. Both […] Read more »

Kitsap economy highlighted in Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Journal of Business recently published a special report profiling Kitsap County’s economic advantages and opportunities. Featured stories discussed opportunities for the technology industry, talent and workforce, workforce education, housing and business costs, and Kitsap’s role and opportunities as part of the Puget Sound regional economy. The special section also includes stories on the Fast Ferry Proposition and interviews with Kitsap Bank CEO, […] Read more »

Commercial real estate roundup: South Kitsap timberland sells for $9M

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business, Puget Sound Blogs A massive swath of South Kitsap changed hands this summer. In June a buyer paid $9.25 million to McCormick Land Company for nearly 2,000 acres of timberland south of McCormick Woods. The deal highlighted a busy spring and summer for commercial land transactions in Kitsap County. Below is a roundup of other high-profile sales recorded from April through July, with details from assessor’s documents […] Read more »