Fifty exhibitors and 500 delegates attended a business expo at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham on 7 November, to showcase opportunities for investment and development throughout Kent.
Homes at a residential development on the River Medway have already been snapped up, according to housing developer Bellway.
Two food retail chains have submitted plans for units at an underused retail outlet car park in Horsted, near Maidstone, which is expected to generate around 100 jobs.
The first phase of maintenance work in the Medway Tunnel took place in December, ensuring a vital transport link between nearby towns is kept operational.
Medway Council has granted planning permission for up to 1,400 new homes at Rochester Riverside.
Developer Berkeley Group is close to selling all its residential units at Victory Pier.
Rochester's famous Grade-I listed Elizabethan landmark underwent a £2.2 million restoration, donated by the Heritage Lottery Fund and opened its doors as an exhibition on 19 July.
A £1 million business space has opened in Strood, created from customized shipping containers. Designed to house entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and micro-firms, construction of the new premises started in February; Innovations Studio Strood opened on 7 September.
Medway Council has applied for government funding to update and introduce smart technology on its key A2 route from Strood to Rainham.
Fireworks and re-enactments commemorated the 350 year-old historic Battle of Medway In June as thousands of people turned out to take part in this summer’s 10-day festival.