The abundance of high-tech development in the Kent Valley is no coincidence. 


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Kent embraces innovation.

Nowhere is innovation more apparent than among our major employers. 

From the Boeing Space Center’s development of the world’s first Lunar Rover to the creation of next-generation rockets for commercial space travel at Blue Origin, the innovators behind the most groundbreaking vehicle technology choose Kent.

And they’re not alone: Aerospace suppliers like Hytek Finishes, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies and Hexcel Corporation work with the most advanced materials, composites and industrial processes on earth to assemble airplane wings, coat fighter jets and construct military sensors and electronics.

Kent businesses have long established a reputation for pushing the boundaries, perhaps evident as never before in Amazon’s development of a fully-automated fulfillment center—right here in Kent. That’s why our businesses earn recognition: Global Venture won King County’s 2014 Small Business Award for its cutting-edge development and use of Radio Frequency Identification Labels (RFID).

With nearly 500 acres of vacant or redevelopable land, there’s room for you to innovate in Kent too.

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We cultivate an environment ripe for brilliant minds.


The Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Puget Sound—or CAMPS—serves as a tightly-networked information conduit, connecting innovators through supply chain positioning, business development support, advocacy services and the promotion of globally competitive practices.

Robotics. Science. Engineering. Math. The Kent Technology Expo brings together teachers, students, employers and the broader community to explore the boundaries of the latest technologies through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

The Technology Academy integrates the latest technological tools with the most current science of learning to offer students a state-of-the-art, technology-driven education. Here, they are encouraged to push into new frontiers accessible only through the use and mastery of technology.

Headquartered in Kent, FirstWashington oversees a network of high-tech mentors, teachers and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. Young people hone their skills through epic, regionwide robotics competitions, growing into science and technology leaders for the next generation.



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