Kitsap – the ideal location for aerospace expansion and relocation.
Kitsap County’s successful track record of supporting the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s specialty manufacturing needs with industrial use infrastructure, skilled workforce and development programs, and a receptive local culture, creates an ideal location for aerospace expansion and relocation.
Aerospace & Defense Infrastructure
Skilled Workforce & Aerospace Training
Proximity to: Boeing Field, Paine Field, and SeaTac
Largest Industrial Greenfield Site in Seattle Region
Puget Sound Industrial Center
Puget Sound Industrial Center Bremerton (PSIC-B) is a Seattle region manufacturing industrial center with 3400 acres pre-zoned for industrial use, a pre-existing runway and road infrastructure. Land and construction costs are lower compared to averages in the region, and master planning and a preliminary EIS for the site is done. The 3400-acre site is the largest heavy industrial Greenfield site in the Puget Sound region with an adjacent airport; it also offers sustainable design and development incentives to create cost-effective and environmentally sensitive facilities. There is a strong pro-business culture in the county, and many examples of private-public collaborations to secure federal funding and move infrastructure projects through in record time.
Aerospace Industry Expansion Opportunities
For the aerospace industry and supply chain, there is capacity at PSIC-B and in nearby industrial parks and other properties, along with multi-mode transportation access in and out of the site from railways, airport, a highway system and easy access to two deepwater ports. The Port of Bremerton and surrounding properties are in Foreign Trade Zone 216. The site is just 20 air miles from Boeing field, a one-hour drive from the current 737 plant in Renton and from the SeaTac International Airport. The supplier base will be able to attract and retain employees who are drawn to the beautiful vistas, recreational activities, attractive housing and location just a short ferry ride or drive from Seattle.
Kitsap Attracts Aerospace Composites Manufacturer After Six State Search
Kitsap Composites (formerly Omohundro), a 50-year old company relocating from Tustin, CA purchased a 41,000 sq. ft. facility in Port Orchard, WA. The owners cited workforce, training, ease of permitting, and the welcoming community support as their reasons for selecting Kitsap. In May 2017, the company employed 50 FTE and continues the growth pattern.
“Upon deciding to move our facility from California to western Washington State—we were introduced to KEDA. They warmly welcomed us and immediately offered their services and resources. Their enthusiasm and KEDA’s commitment to aerospace manufacturing further solidified our decision to move our company to Kitsap County.”
– Cindy and Mark Sparks, Owners Kitsap Composites