Bremerton, Washington has a strong military presence. The economy is centered on the military. The Naval Base Kitsap and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard are the two largest employers in the Bremerton region. They both employ a large number of civilians. A variety of U.S. Vessels are built and repaired in the area. The majority of the workforce is employed by the U.S. government. Tourism, wood products and logging also add to the economy.
The top fields of employment in Bremerton, Washington are government, healthcare, transportation equipment, accommodation and food services, educational services, and professional, scientific and technical services.
There are numerous jobs that are more common in Bremerton, Washington than most other cities including installation, maintenance and repair workers; commercial and industrial equipment, electrical and electronics repairers; occupational health and safety specialists; logisticians, painters, construction and maintenance workers, mechanical engineers, library assistants, clerical; and welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.
Notable data about Bremerton, Washington: Adult residents which have earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 15%. Cost of living index in 2008: 111.6 (U.S. average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $26,000.
Major employers in the Bremerton region:
- Naval Base Kitsap
- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
- Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Harrison Medical Center
- Naval Hospital Bremerton
- Central Kitsap School District
- Kitsap County
- South Kitsap School District
- Olympic College
- North Kitsap School District
- Port Madison
- IAP World Services
- City of Bremerton
- Safeway, Inc
- Ostrom Management
- AMSEC LLC
- Lockheed Martin Bangor-Space Systems
- The Doctors Clinic
Bremerton companies may collaborate with organizations including:
- Bremerton Chamber of Commerce
- Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
- Washington Economic Development Association
- Washington State Department of Community, Trade & Economic Development
- Washington Manufacturing Services
- Small Business Administration - Washington
Information regarding Bremerton business and industry is provided by kitsapsun.com.