Economic-development tour aimed at spurring interest from outsiders

A group of local economic-development leaders, intent on raising awareness of the Kitsap Peninsula, will host an all-day tour this Friday to outsiders they hope will locate here someday.

The group, called the Prosperity Partnership, is headed by the Ktisap Economic Development Alliance. Stops will include lunch at Kiana Lodge sponsored by Port Madison Enterprises, the business arm of the Suquamish Tribe that runs the Suquamish Clearwater Casino, White Horse Golf Club, three minimarts and the lodge.

They also will include a run around the Port of Bremerton and its industrial park, as well as a stop at its prized tenant, Safe Boats International; Watson Furniture of Poulsbo; sales-tax systems maker Alavara of Bainbridge Island; and defense contractor Applied Technical Systems Inc. of Silverdale.

Local leaders and have long fretted over this region’s invisibility, mostly due to transportation barriers. They regularly host these tours, and it’s always interesting to see who comes. To learn more, visit

— Rachel Pritchett

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Before you post, please complete the prompt below.

Please enter the word MILK here: