Part of the Global Center of Aerospace in Puget Sound
How do business costs stack up?
Land and wage costs are competitive.
Puget Sound Energy is less expensive than 118 electricity providers nationally (Energy User News).
Taxes are lower than in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and many other areas.
Are good employees available?
Absolutely. Many are highly-trained former military and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard people skilled in electronics, CAD/CAM, hydraulics, propulsion systems, low-noise technology, and numerous other skills.
Learn more about Kitsap County from our community leaders
We have 3,400 Greenfield Acres
Over 500 acres of runway access, available for immediate development
Bremerton National Airport is home to corporate jets and charter airlines.
Foreign Trade Zone
Sea-Tac International Airport and the Port of Tacoma are just under an hour away.
The Port of Tacoma and Interstate 5 are less than 45 minutes away.
Rail access to deep water port in Grays Harbor, WA reduces transit time out of Puget Sound
Easy access to West Coast markets.
Shipping time to and from Asia is 1 1/2 days shorter than shipping from California ports.
The Bremerton area airshed is cleaner than many areas, thus allowing business activities to be permitted here that are unattainable in other locales.
Why should our firm come to the Port of Bremerton and Kitsap County?
Kitsap County has been rated the #1 place to live in the U.S. (Money Magazine).
Surrounded by mountains and bodies of water--views are breathtaking.
Traffic problems, crime and congestion are minimal.
The building permit process in Bremerton is streamlined and business-friendly.
Environmental regulations are consistent with federal EPA laws; no local hidden surprises.
Olympic College offers a comprehensive vocational-technical training program, and will work with companies on campus or on-site.
Mayor Patty Lent, Bremerton, Washington
Tim Thomson, Co-Chair KADA, USN Captain (ret.)
John Powers, Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
Derek Kilmer, Congressman, 6th District, Washington
Steve Bonkowski, Council Member Bainbridge Island, Washington
A Terrific Place to Live and Work
Steve Bonkowski retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Vice President.
He spent the last 6 years reorganizing and consolidating various elements within the company in California, New York and Illinois, improving efficiencies and reducing costs.
Prior to that he was in Program management and marketing with Northrop Grumman.
Steve Bonkowski served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Interior for executive oversight of his department and was responsible for off shore oil exploration and drilling policy.
Before Northrop Grumman, he spent three years with the Department of Navy designing advance missile guidance systems.
An Aerospace & Defense Perspective from Industry Executive
Congressman Kilmer is a member of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Derek was a member of the Washington State Senate.
In the State Legislature, Derek worked to protect our environment by passing a bipartisan law to create jobs through investments in stormwater cleanup, Puget Sound restoration, and toxic site cleanup.
As someone born and raised on the Olympic Peninsula by two public school teachers and as the father of two girls, Derek knows the challenges facing Washington’s families.
Derek to pursue an education focused on economic development. Derek received a bachelors' degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs.
Derek went on to receive a Doctoral Degree from the University of Oxford in England where he studied social policy with a focus on economic development.
Workforce: Anchored by Naval Base Kitsap and tenant commands such as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard/Intermediate Maintenance Facility and NAVFAC NW, Kitsap’s resident workforce, education and training systems support expansion in aerospace and defense related industries.
Location: Kitsap’s logistic access for aerospace and defense business is ideal. Minutes by air to SeaTac, Boeing Seattle and Everett, with highways to Bremerton’s waterfront and I-5, and rail connections to coastal ports and all of America, combined with a fiber optic backbone to make Kitsap a great location for goods, services and data logistics.
Land: Grounded by 3,400 greenfield acres surrounding Bremerton National Airport, zoned and prepped for development, Kitsap County has the largest developable industrially zoned site in Puget Sound, plus there are numerous other properties and facilities throughout the County.
Lifestyle: Kitsap’s livability is the reason so many Boeing and Seattle area workers commute from the “other side�?of Puget Sound, why so many military families settle here after being stationed in other parts of the country, and why people who love both the urban attributes of Seattle and the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula choose to live here.
Workforce, Location, Land, and Lifestyle…we have it all�?!
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