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Economic Development

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce is partnered with KEDA (Kitsap Economic Development Aliance) to be involved in efforts regarding economic development on the Kitsap Peninsula.

The City of Bainbridge Island City Council at its recent planning retreat expressed a desire to explore the implementation of an Economic Development program.

As a sign of support and clarification on behalf of the business community and more specifically the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Waite (Chairman of the Board 2012 to 2014) authored an “Economic White Paper”. This document expresses comments and concerns as we move forward with this program. The Chamber would like to be a partner with the City.

The conclusion of the White Paper states that the Chamber has always been and is steadfastly committed to participation in and cooperation toward a community economic development plan.

Read the White Paper here (PDF format):
2013 Chamber White Paper on Economic Development