About Us

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is a 30 year-old public/private nonprofit 501 (c) (6) corporation founded in June, 1983. Our goal is to attract and retain jobs and investments in this community that generate wealth, enhance the quality of life and embrace future generations.

Our Mission: Through a partnership of business and government, attract and retain primary business to Kitsap County and its individual communities, ensuring healthy growth and a desirable quality of life.

KEDA focuses on attracting investment and pursuing jobs through retention, expansion & recruitment of primary businesses.


KEDA provides free customized services to primary business clients in a confidential manner on challenges related to:

  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Site Selection
  • Government Bidding & Contracting
  • Exporting
  • Capital Formation
  • Workforce Hiring & Training
  • Taxes, Regulations & Permitting
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Industry Certifications
  • B2B and G2B Referral Networking

KEDA promotes economic opportunities throughout Kitsap County by telling the story of Kitsap’s economic composition, character, competitiveness, and integral role in the Central Puget Sound regional economy.

2021 KEDA Annual Plan
2020 KEDA Annual Report
2020 Work Plan
2020 Board List
2019 Work Plan

Our Services

All services are provided in a confidential manner at no cost to you!

Statistical Data – KEDA provides key market research & analysis for your business, including demographics, labor availability, wages, taxes, housing costs and more.

Site Location – KEDA maintains information regarding building, land and build-to-suit facility availability. Click here for property search tool

Site Visit Assistance – KEDA can arrange hotel accommodations, tours and ground transportation, and schedule interviews with local agencies and potential employees.

Permitting – KEDA can provide introductions and/or follow up for new and expanded facility needs.

Workforce Recruitment and Training – KEDA can assist with finding and training employees by coordinating involvement with appropriate educational institutions and government entities.

Referral Network – KEDA is part of a local and state network of business assistance agencies and can provide referrals and introductions to partners with expertise in funding, exporting, business plan analysis and more.

PTAC Center – KEDA provides professional and experienced business counseling for companies seeking or wishing to expand government contracts. Click here for more information.