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A Global Hub of Innovation

Akron is quickly becoming known as a global hub of innovation, attracting international technologies and companies looking for the convergence of higher education, healthcare, and public and private sector organizations and government. All with the willingness to experiment with new models and new alliances. For business opportunities, please visit our Developer's Page, located HERE or call us at 330.375.2133 .

Targeted Industries

Area companies benefit from industry clusters that allow them to take advantage of common technologies, a shared labor pool, and close proximity to suppliers and buyers. Together, they cultivate new technologies critical to the city's economic growth and help ensure that new businesses are given every opportunity to succeed. The City of Akron boasts a wide array of industry clusters, ranging from polymers, biomedical, information technology, and much more. Please note that some of the pages are currently still under construction, however, feel free to click on any of the established or emerging industry clusters below to learn more:

Established Clusters

Emerging Clusters

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Mayor's Office of Economic Development 166 S. High Street Akron, Ohio 44308 Phone:330.375.2133

Mayor's Office of Economic Development 166 S. High Street Akron, Ohio 44308 Phone:330.375.2133

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