Great Streets Akron Adds New District on South Arlington Street!

Jan 03, 2022
From Crain's Cleveland Business: Akron just got another Great Street. True, the city's South Arlington Street was in place long before Thursday, Dec. 16, but that was the day the city designated it as a target of Akron's Great Streets...

Maple Valley Community Pride Cleanup Brings Transformational Change to Copley Road

Feb 04, 2021
One of the signature Great Streets initiatives of 2020, The Maple Valley Community Pride Cleanup kicked off last August and has brought transformational change to the Copley Road business district. Started in partnership with the Maple...

Important Information for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020
Greater Akron—On Friday, March 20, Greater Akron’s economic development ecosystem partners launched a one-stop regional guide to assist impacted employers and employees in the navigation of information, guidance and resources in response...

City of Akron Great Streets Initiative Partners with UA, First Energy

Feb 18, 2020
A total of 252 LED streetlights are being installed by Ohio Edison, a subsidiary for FirstEnergy Corp., in the South Exchange Street Corridor neighborhood thanks to a partnership between the City of Akron and The University of Akron. The...

Goodyear Pledges 100 Million to Advance Future Mobility with Launch of New Venture Capital Fund

Jan 08, 2020
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Nasdaq: GT) is gearing up to put some serious money behind reshaping the future of transportation and mobility. The Akron-based tiremaker on Tuesday, Jan. 7, announced the launch of a venture capital fund, ...

City Plans to Double Parks Project Spending in 2020

Dec 30, 2019
Akron officials released a road map for $329 million in infrastructure projects and equipment purchases. The 2020 Capital Investment and Community Program is noticeably heavier than usual on parks and recreation spending, which accounts...