The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development serves as the direct liaison for the City of Akron to the business community. Our goal is to create attractive opportunities for existing Akron companies to successfully grow their businesses and to assist companies and entrepreneurs looking to startup or relocate new business operations in the Akron area. To meet this goal, our staff philosophy is to think outside the box and provide businesses with creative economic development opportunities, alternatives, solutions, and assistance to meet their specific needs and goals.
We will work confidentially with companies to find the right site for their business while assembling an attractive package of incentives designed to ease the financial burdens incurred when expanding or relocating a business. Add to the mix our outstanding location and high quality of life, and you have the ideal location for your business – Akron, OH.
Get to know Akron’s advantages and you will appreciate the "big city" amenities and the small town charm. The Mayor's Office of Economic Development is directed by Samuel D. DeShazior.
Call us at 330-375-2133 and let us know how we can assist you.
The Mayor's Office of Economic Development works closely with a large array of agencies. Some of our partners include:
- The Greater Akron Chamber
- Ohio Development Services Agency
- Development Finance Authority of Summit County
- Ohio Small Business Development Center
- Jobs Ohio
- Team NEO
- And many others
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