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Downtown Akron is undergoing a transformation and your business should be a part of it!

Downtown Akron offers opportunities for anyone to start, relocate or expand their business. Classified as a job hub and an opportunity zone, downtown provides plentiful office space, convenient public transit and a growing number of downtown residents—great options for employers, entrepreneurs and developers. The downtown neighborhood is thriving with new businesses, arts and culture, and entertainment and nightlife. The one-of-a-kind urban connection to nature created by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail adds to the rich quality of life for all community members.

Discover why more businesses are choosing downtown Akron:

Why Downtown Akron Downtown Retail Report 2021 Business Benefits


A Graphic of Statistical highlights about downtown Akron: 50,000: Employees in downtown Akron;  17 Million: People live within a 150-mile radius of Akron;  $1.2 Billion: Public & private investment over the past 5 years;  3.7 Million: Annual visitors to downtown Akron;  $315.4 Million: Invested in infrastructure improvements in the past 5 years;  400: Polymer-related companies in the area;  5th: Largest city in Ohio;  600,000: Square feet of retail space;  3 Million: Square feet of office space.


How we help:

Business Services   Downtown Akron Commercial Real Estate   Downtown Akron Vision and Redevelopment   Start Downtown   Elevate Greater Akron   Making It Happen


Interested in locating your business downtown?

Contact Kimberly Beckett to learn more about becoming a part of downtown Akron’s transformation!