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 »

Snapshot of Kitsap Military &  Defense Economy 

Just released! Created by Community Attributes, Inc (CAI) in partnership with KEDA and the Washington Military Alliance  this snapshot details the economic impact of  Kitsap’s Military & Defense economy. More information at: kitsapeda.org/key-industries/defense/ Click here to download. Read more »

Kitsap retail sales up 10 percent in first quarter

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business, Puget Sound Blogs Retail sales increased 9.7 percent in Kitsap County during the first three months of the year, outpacing the statewide growth in sales. Kitsap establishments reported $914 million in taxable sales in the first quarter of 2016, compared with $834 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to the state Department of Revenue. Retail trade sales (subset of retail sales […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International delivers first U.S. Customs and Border Protection Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV)

SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). A naming ceremony was held at SAFE Boats International facilities on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 to name the vessel the “Alexandria” as well as celebrate the first CIV […] Read more »