The Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council contributes to economic development in Kitsap County through several different programs and initiatives, a few of which follow below. The KRCC Board is also responsible for approving public sector appointments to the KEDA Board. View 2013 appointments.
Kitsap 20/20 Action Plan
During the last quarter of 2006, the Regional Council worked in close collaboration with the Kitsap Economic Development Council to gather all of the good ideas about economic development and prosperity that are operational in Kitsap County. The output of this, including the results of interviews, roundtable discussions, market analysis and the Steering Committee work is an action plan with specific implemental steps for 2007-2008.
Read the report: Kitsap 20/20 Action Plan
Community Development Block Grant Program
The Council is the decision-making Board for the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (countywide except the City of Bremerton, which operates its own program). The CDBG Program sets aside one third of its federal grant funding for economic development initiatives in Kitsap County.
More information is available at Kitsap County Community Development Block Grants.
Prosperity Partnership: Bringing It Home to Kitsap
The Puget Sound Regional Council sponsors an economic development initiative throughout the Puget Sound Region called the Prosperity Partnership. It is a coalition of public, private, and non-profit groups working together to promote job creation -- 100,000 new jobs for us -- primarily in targeted industry clusters:
- Information Technology
- Clean Technology
- Trade and Logistical Support
- Life Sciences
More information is available at www.prosperitypartnership.org.
To understand and realize this initiative's potential benefits for Kitsap County, the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council partnered with Olympic College and the Kitsap Economic Development Council in July, 2005, through an all-day symposium: "Bringing It Home to Kitsap." The goal is to answer the Prosperity Partnership's six Foundation Questions, specifically as they relate to Kitsap - what changes are necessary to support economic development:
- Transportation System
- Community Capital
- Tax Structure
- Support Small & Medium-Size Businesses
- Workforce Development
- Commercialization of Technology
Read the report: Prosperity Partnership: Bringing It Home to Kitsap (July 5, 2005)
State & Federal Stimulus Impacts on Kitsap
The Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council and the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA)
made this Presentation at City, County and Tribal Council Meetings throughout March 2009.