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The Official Website of the City of Kent


Starting a Business in Kent

Over 4,500 businesses call Kent home.  Our prime location provides attractive and efficient access for product distribution as well as a highly skilled and centrally located labor force.  With over 78,000 jobs and a diverse economic base, Kent has had very steady and strong increases over the past decade in gross business income, taxable sales, total employment and population.  Totaling over $8 billion, Kent has the highest gross business income among its peer cities in King County, exceeding second-ranked Renton by more than $2.5 billion.


Kent Chamber of Commerce

The Kent Chamber of Commerce proudly supports the Kent business community.         

Small Business Guide

Provides information, links to valuable resources, and outlines steps for starting and operating a business.

Washington Business Tax Guide

Find information on taxes that might apply to your business.

SBA Resource Guide

Provides a variety of information to start and grow your small business.

Business License

Discover the who, what and where of Kent's business licenses.


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