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Akron-Canton Metroplex

A metroplex is a conurbation with more than one principal anchor city of near importance.

Did You Know?

  • With more than 1.2 million people, Akron-Canton is Ohio’s fourth most populous region. 
  • 30% of our population commutes across county borders and is likely to consider work and play in any part of the region.
  • Akron and Canton share prestigious employers, easy access to I-77 and the Ohio Turnpike, a major metropolitan airport, more than a dozen institutions of higher education, a national park and trail system, and a tapestry of food, nightlife and lifestyle amenities. 

Moving forward, as we talk about the region, the Metroplex moniker is something we will begin to use to differentiate the region and underline the significance of our shared assets, resources and opportunities.

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