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Nightlife in the Historic District
Nightlife in the Historic District
Business gatherings at the food court
Business gatherings at the food court
Historic District features coffee & art
Historic District features coffee & art

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 www.downtownakron.com
  • 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 info@downtownakron.com.
  • 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 info@downtownakron.com.
  • Offer directory listing, business information, event calendar and features on www.downtownakron.com
  • 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