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 »

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 »

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 »

ChooseWashington Pavilion Opens for Business at Paris International Air Show

Aerospace Office Director Pietsch leads 50-member trade delegation seeking new business, investment and partnership opportunities at the industry’s premier trade show OLYMPIA, WA – Governor Inslee’s Aerospace Office Director Alex Pietsch and Washington Employment Security Commissioner Dale Peinecke today launched the state’s trade mission to the 2015 International Paris Air Show with a ribbon-cutting at the 700-square foot ChooseWashington Pavilion in Le Bourget, June 15-21. […] 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 »

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 »