“Why should you give Akron another look?  Our geography, our history, our quality of life, and our being named one of Newsweek magazine’s top 10 high-tech cities in America, all position Akron as a place where we speak the language of business.”

–Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic
City of Akron

Greater Akron’s economic business climate is ideal for growing businesses. It is the home of more than 21,000 businesses, including more than 150 Fortune 500 companies.

With a population of close to 650,000 in the metropolitan area, Akron is one of the largest cities in Ohio. The city lies within 500 miles of 42 major cities, including more than half of all manufacturing plants and nearly 60 percent of the U.S. population—and its buying power.