Starting a Business in Kent

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More than 8,000 firms 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.

City Taxes

Find information on taxes that might apply to your business.

Small Business Assistance

The City supports Green River College’s  Small Business Assistance Center (SBAC), which provides no cost business counseling, workshops/classes and other business resources.  

Business License

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


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