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3,400 Greenfield Acres Surrounding Bremerton National Airport, Zoned and Prepped for Development

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While many point to Kitsap’s economical infrastructure and lifestyle, its greatest asset is its workforce. It ranges from former navy personnel eager to stay in the area, ex-Seattle/Redmond technologists looking for more livable surroundings, or graduates of our local colleges and technology training centers ready to use their talents in manufacturing or skilled labor. Our labor pool is stable, energetic, and reliable.


Another attractive feature of Kitsap County's available workforce is familiarity with technology.  Today, Kitsap County is 100% high speed Internet accessible.


Kitsap County offers employers and employees a number of work and lifestyle advantages that helps attract and keep a top-notch workforce. At the top of the list: short, nearly congestion-free commute times; affordable cost of living; family-friendly communities; offices and homes that overlook stunning Pacific Northwest scenery; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.


Commuters


Almost half of Kitsap County's residents in the workforce now travel to work sites outside the county. Many of them would like to remain close to home and avoid the cost and inconvenience of commuting by working locally. Here's a quick profile of these workers from the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance website, www.kitsapeda.org/default.asp?ID=79.


50% Professional/Technical

15% Management

12% Administrative Support

10% Craft/Production/Labor

8% Customer Service

5% Sales/Marketing


Highly Skilled Military Personnel


The people who have been discharged from the Armed Forces are highly skilled individuals with the knowledge, training and work ethic most employers desire and the added security clearances some employers require. Many of the 3,000 young men and women discharged each year choose to stay in the area and are eager to enter the civilian workforce. Many retiring Navy personnel have already purchased homes in the area and have become active members of the community.





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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.

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on the Olympic College campus in Bremerton

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