Economic Development

The City of Kent is dedicated to serving the needs of our diverse business community by providing an economic environment whereby your business may grown and proper. To this end, the Economic Development Program works to promote the maintenance and expansion of the local economic base and your investment in Kent. It is through this joint effort between the public and private sectors that the economic health of Kent is maintained.

To meet these ends, the City of Kent's Economic Development goals are:

  • To provide assistance to existing businesses within the City;
  • To facilitate the creation of business startups within the City; and
  • To attract new businesses to the City of Kent.

The City's economic development incentives designed to meet these ends including property tax abatements, low interest loans, job creation tax credits, and land and building location assistance.