Business & Economy

Moving Businesses Forward

Greater Akron's economic and business climate is ideal for growing businesses. This is the home of more than 21,000 businesses, including more than 150 Fortune 500 companies that have operations in the region.

The region boasts some of the world's leading liquid crystal and polymer research. Over 16,000 polymer industry employees live here, and Greater Akron is the nation's leading manufacturer of plastic processing equipment. Plus, Akron hospitals rank among the 50 best in U.S.

The Greater Akron Chamber's business development department will provide details on economic opportunities in the Northeast Ohio counties of Medina, Portage and Summit (Akron, OH PMSA) and assistance for new and expanding industry.

Greater Akron Chamber's Economic Development Services include:

  • Complete orientation to the Greater Akron region.
  • Site and building identification through our exclusive commercial real estate database.
  • Comprehensive statistical data and information covering all aspects of the tri-county region.
  • Liaison to local and state government contacts.
  • Access to regional business leadership.
  • Fixed asset financing programs through Industrial Revenue Bond Financing and Ohio Enterprise Bond Financing.
  • Personal Support throughout the entire relocation or expansion process.

For additional information on how the Greater Akron Chamber can help, our professional economic development team is available to assist your business throughout the entire relocation or expansion process. You may also fill in our Available Site & Buildings Request Form.

Use the links below to learn more about the area where businesses come to grow.

Opportunities All Around

The Greater Akron Chamber's economic development team can supply details of various business-building opportunities in Medina, Portage and Summit Counties as well as provide assistance to relocating and expanding businesses. Click below to learn more.

Economic Development Services

Genius In The Details

Targeted information gives your business a competitive edge. Get the latest market data, customized research, mailing lists, and publications that will help you make intelligent decisions.

Greater Akron Demographics


Get To Know The Area

Learn more about what the Medina, Portage and Summit County areas have to offer.

Greater Akron Fast Facts

Movin' In, Movin' Up

The Greater Akron Chamber has resources to assist your company throughout the relocation process.

Available Site & Buildings Request
International Location Assistance

Workforce Development

The Chamber's workforce development department is a resource to help hire, retain and train your workforce.

Workforce Development Resources

Regional Resources

Greater Akron has many regional economic development organizations.

Cleveland Plus Business
Team NEO
Akron Biomedical Corridor