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00000181-fa79-da89-a38d-fb7f2b600000Region of Boom is a reporting team at KUOW.We are tracking growth in metropolitan Seattle, which is being reshaped by the demands of a fast-growing technology sector led by Amazon. It’s a boom on a grand scale bestowing wealth and opportunity upon some and disruption and displacement upon others. Take a look at where development is happening now and make sure to tell us what is going on in your own neighborhood.Follow the ongoing discussion at #regionofboomThis project is edited by Carol Smith.

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Gwen Allen Carston in her store, C & G Hair & Beauty Supply, which has become a center of black life in Kent.
KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph
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Gwen Allen Carston in her store, C & G Hair & Beauty Supply, which has become a center of black life in Kent.

Gwen Allen Carston is the owner of a beauty supply shop in Kent. She is also a founder of the Kent Black Action Commission. Region of Boom reporter Carolyn Adolph visited her to ask how life in Kent is evolving as people from so many backgrounds move in.