Welcome to Kent Valley Economic Development

Kent Valley is a global aerospace and advanced manufacturing hub in the heart of the Seattle Metro Area.

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10,000+ businessesincluding The Boeing Company’s Integrated Defense Systems, Blue Origin, Flow International Corporation, Hexcel, and Spaceflight Industries.

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252,000 employeesKent Valley is a booming jobs destination with a strong, specialized workforce in manufacturing and technology roles.

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$6.7 billion in revenuegenerated from a diversified industrial portfolio. Kent Valley has the expertise and services to grow your company.

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Why Kent Valley

Kent Valley is home to many of the world’s leading aerospace, manufacturing and global distribution companies. The region is fueled by a rich legacy of innovation, trade and supply chain expertise and a world-class work force making it the 21st century’s leader in industrial modernization.

  • Specialized Workforce

    Kent Valley’s workforce brings advanced technical skill sets for high demand jobs across the aerospace, manufacturing and distribution industries.

  • Conveniently Accessible Location

    Close proximity to major city hubs, airports and transportation make Kent Valley a growing destination for people and companies in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Expertise

    Pioneering industrial technologies, cutting-edge hardware and advanced manufacturing practices are the foundation of Kent Valley’s leadership in manufacturing.

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Discover commercial or industrial properties available for lease or sale by size, location, zone and price.

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Browse the innovative companies that call Kent Valley home. We provide insights from aerospace to manufacturing, and everything in between.

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Fun Fact:

Harvey’s Skin Diving of Kent, Washington is one of the oldest wetsuit manufacturers in the United States. For over 50 years, Harvey’s has maintained its reputation as the finest manufacturer of American made wet and dry suits.

Kent Valley is home to the original Starbucks coffee roasting plant – one of only five in the world.

From the Lunar Rovers developed at Boeing’s Space Center to the creation of next-generation rockets at Blue Origin, brilliant scientists and engineers are building the world’s most advanced vehicles in Kent Valley.

Accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington is North America’s first sports and entertainment facility to be certified LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Nonprofit FIRST Washington in Kent inspires kids in the sport of science, technology, and teamwork! Using competitive robotics, kids experience the thrill and excitement of playing a sport, while developing skills needed to become part of our future workforce.

Kent Valley is home to one of three national offices of the Robbins Company. This “underground rock star” built the tunnel boring machines used in the construction of the English Channel Tunnel, a 31-mile undersea tunnel linking Great Britain to France.

Kent’s Lake Fenwick is the namesake for Fenwick Fishing Rods where in 1952, a group of five avid fly fishermen formed a fishing rod company in their friends’ unused garage. Today, these sought-after Fenwick rods are known as “the most thought-out fishing rods in the world.”

Qi2 of Kent, Washington is the third generation of one of the world’s most influential innovators in industrial tool development. Founded in 1970 as Flow Research, the company is the source for invention of commercialized wind power and water jet cutting technology.

Even before Neil Armstrong, Hexcel materials made the first footprints on the moon. The foot-pads on the Apollo 11 Lunar Module were made of a crushable honeycomb foil made by Hexcel in Kent, Washington.

Kent Valley is home to Oberto, the nation’s leading all natural jerkey brand, who for over 100 years has made delicious and healthy protein-packed snacks.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies makes cabling and connectors to power everything from in-flight entertainment systems and aircraft instrument panels to satellites circling the earth in orbit.

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