Weekly REDEW: This Region is Delicious!

November 19, 2010

I opened my inbox this morning to find the sort of e-mail I get all too infrequently — an offer for free delicious popcorn snacks from Kitsap County’s own Popcorn Chef. What a way to start the day! As a pregnant lady and the organizer of the Prosperity Partnership’s December 3rd Specialty Foods Industry Cluster Tour, I spend a lot of time these days thinking about food. Fortunately for me, the Puget Sound is full of companies making all kinds of amazing goodies… Read the rest of this entry »

New Feature: Random Email of the Week!

October 1, 2010

In an effort to give all you loyal Prosperity Blog readers out there a few things to look forward to each week, we’re going to be rolling out a few weekly features.  And so I’m happy to introduce you to our first one: Random Economic Development Email of the Week.

Like many of you, I somehow end up on a bunch of crazy listservs and receive unexpected updates, invitations and offers. And so each week, we’ll be sharing with you one of those emails and what it inspires us to think about with regard to the region’s economic development. For our inaugural REDEW, I’m happy to present to you “Invitation for the UAS Conference-London.” And I quote: Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s Get Passive About Energy Efficiency

October 1, 2010

On last week’s Energy Efficiency Industry Cluster Tour, one of our stops was a green building project designed by Mithun, a local architecture firm. In describing the building’s energy efficiency feature, our guide used the analogy of buildings as “either sailboats or powerboats.” I thought it was a great analogy, and really highlighted that, sometimes, the best way to ensure energy efficiency in a building is to do nothing. Read the rest of this entry »