Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population of 118,200. A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, establishing itself as a force in the Puget Sound Region. The Kent Valley is the fourth-largest warehouse and distribution center in the Unites States and the second largest manufacturing center on the West Coast. Some of the region's most distinguished companies call Kent home, such as, Boeing Space and Defense
, Flow International
, Oberto Sausage Co.
, Blue Origin Aerospace Company
, Tazo Tea
and Starbucks Coffee's
Over 4,500 businesses have realized that Kent is an ideal location for their businesses. Kent is closely linked to major highways, Sea-Tac International Airport
, and equidistant from both Ports of Tacoma
. These, along with Kent's affordable land and low development costs, make Kent an attractive location for any business.
Employers will benefit from a diverse and well-educated workforce throughout the Puget Sound Region with experience in the Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technology, Marine, Professional Services, and Service industries. Kent businesses and residents have access to quality education, both through our award winning Kent School District
and through Green River Community College's
which is a two-year public college that offers degrees and certificates in academic, professional and technical programs.
||Just the Facts - Demographics and other information to help businesses and individuals
||Starting a Business - Resources for entrepreneurs and business owners
||Doing Business - What your business needs to know to grow in Kent and succeed
||Explore Kent - From parks to shopping, sporting events to live music you will find it in Kent
||Partners - Kent is full of networking opportunities, collaboration, and support services for your business