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The Official Website of the City of Kent

Work and Life in Balance!

The City of Kent has established itself as a force in the Puget Sound Region.  The Kent Valley is the fourth-largest warehouse and distribution center in the United 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, Mikron Industries Inc., R.E.I., Oberto's Sausage, Blue Origin Aerospace Company, Starbucks roasting plant and Tazo Tea.


Over 4,500 businesses have chosen Kent and they have realized that logistically Kent is an ideal location for their business.  Kent is closely linked to major highways, SeaTac International Airport, and both Ports of Seattle and Tacoma.


Kent has been named one of the "Best Places to Live" by SeattleMet Magazine and America's Promise Alliance has named Kent, "One of the Nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People."  Kent has received these accolades because of our well-established neighborhoods, great school system, and a fantastic community to live and raise a family.  Kent is located in the heart of the Green River Valley, with breath taking views of Mount Rainier and the Cascaade and Olympic mountains.  Residents and visitors find an abundance of both indoor and outdoor recreational attractions.


We have solutions to get you there: carpool, vanpool mass transit and commuter rail.

Training and Education

Get skills and instruction to be employable and successful in today’s work force.


The one-stop source for jobs at the City and across the state..


Bring more meaning and enjoyment to your life while being an asset to your community.