Archive of: Kent

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New money comes to Kent

The strong South King County economy has attracted institutional real estate investment money to an apartment complex in Kent. The buyer specifically noted that job creation is linked to rent increases as an attractive feature.

March 2016

"Productive conversations" postpone strike at Kent distributor

A strike at Kent's Columbia Distributing appears to have been averted — for now, at least — thanks to "productive conversations with several of Columbia's key business partners."

March 2016

Tacoma gets a D for family friendliness

You may not like hearing it, but when it comes to family living, Tacoma gets a D, according to a study done by Apartment List, an online rental search company.

February 2016

Improvements on way to Kent, Auburn Sounder stations

Today, the Board restored funding for the Auburn and Kent Sounder Station Access Improvement projects, which will allow for more parking, pedestrian, bike and other improvements at the two “high-demand” stations.”

January 2016

Kent takes on abandoned buildings with new ordinance

Essentially, the new ordinance utilizes a state law that allows cities to “fix problems that create a dangerous condition” and recoup the cost.

January 2016

Amazon's Kent fulfillment center hiring more than 1,200

More than 1,200 newly created full-time positions are now up for hire at Amazon’s eighth generation Kent warehouse.

January 2016

Blue Origin president keynotes King County forecast event

A rare keynote from Rob Meyerson, president of Kent’s Blue Origin, highlighted the 44th annual Economic Forecast Conference, hosted by the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County.

January 2016

Kent may get new senior apartment complex

The application calls for a complex covering 8.1 acres with three residential buildings, 131 living units and a recreational building.

January 2016

Washington Federal building new branches in South Sound

The Seattle-based bank will be opening two new locations in the South Sound: one in Puyallup and one in Kent.

January 2016

Kent’s ‘Greenest’ company named

A manufacturer of communications devices in Kent has been named the city's Green Business of the Year.

December 2015
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