Sushi & Thai cuisine at Cilantro
Sushi & Thai cuisine at Cilantro
Customized rides at CarGear
Customized rides at CarGear
Artists at Akron Glassworks
Artists at Akron Glassworks

Business Services

Downtown Akron Partnership exists to serve the property and business owners within the Special Improvement District. Along with its ambassador and cleaning services, some specific services include:

Business Services

  • Conduct one-on-one business retention interviews with active follow-up
  • Provide welcome packets and information to new employees/businesses
  • Provide demographic research, Downtown profile and traffic counts. Click here to download Downtown Demographics.
  • Act as a link to City of Akron Economic Development programs
  • Resources and visits to educate employees on the benefits and options available while working Downtown
  • List available space to lease on
  • Assist in educating the public on business changes and announcements

Advocacy & Troubleshooting

  • Advocate to the City for business needs
  • Active 311 log of problems
  • Assist with environmental concerns (trash, recycling, etc)
  • Assist with parking concerns, advocating for special spaces, educating about changes and exploring alternate parking solutions

Information & Updates

  • Provide e-mail updates of safety alerts
  • Provide e-mail updates of road closures or restrictions
  • Provide comprehensive list of proposed, on-going and completed construction projects
  • Assist with emergency management planning

Marketing & Promotion

  • Provide promotional materials about Downtown, including Guide/directory, Parking maps & information, Restaurant & Nightlife guides, Safety literature, postcards, etc. To request Downtown literature email
  • Provide promotion of businesses in Downtown through targeted special events, e-newsletters, literature racks and other outreach projects
  • Let us “Pop In” to your office with our popcorn maker and information rack to help your employees learn more about Downtown Akron. If you’re interested in a Pop In email
  • Offer directory listing, business information, event calendar and features on
  • Provide outreach of products and services through an e-mail network of more than 10,000 people
  • Host special events to feature Downtown’s on-going development and business growth