Business Connections

Greater Akron has many organizations that can help you with support, funding ideas, research and development, and more. Here is an extensive list of resources for entrepreneurs, innovators, and small business developers and owners.

Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®
akronclevelandrealtors.com
Akron-Canton Airport
akroncantonairport.com
Akron Development Fund, Ltd.
greaterakronchamber.org
City of Akron, Economic Development Department
akronohio.gov
Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Microbusiness Center
akronlibrary.org/locations/main-library/microbusiness-center
ARCHAngels (Akron Regional Change Angels) Network
uakron.edu/archangels
Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau
visitakron-summit.org
Akron Urban League
akronurbanleague.org
BioEnterprise Corp.
bioenterprise.com
BOUNCE Innovation Hub
bouncehub.org
Cascade Capital Corp. 
Central Portage County Visitor & Convention Bureau
centralportage.org
Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)
greaterakronchamber.org
ConxusNEO
conxusneo.jobs
Development Finance Authority of Summit County
developmentfinanceauthority.org
Downtown Akron Partnership
downtownakron.com
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) Akron
ecdi.org/locations/Akron
Greater Akron Chamber
greaterakronchamber.org
Greater Akron Chamber Young Professionals Network
greaterakronypn.org
The Home Builders Association
akronhba.com
JobsOhio
jobs-ohio.com
JumpStart, Inc.
jumpstartinc.org
City of Kent, Economic Development Department
kentohio.org
Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)
manufacturingsuccess.org
Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau
visitmedinacounty.com
Medina County Economic Development Corp.
medinacounty.org
City of Medina, Economic Development Department
medinaoh.org
Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)
neotec.org
Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC)
oeockent.org
Ohio Means Jobs—Medina County
medinacountyworks.com
Ohio Means Jobs—Portage County
co.portage.oh.us/ohiomeansjobs
Ohio Means Jobs—Summit County
summitomj.org
Ohio Small Business Development Center/Summit Medina Business Alliance
akronsbdc.org
Ohio Small Business Development Centers Export Assistance Network
exportassistance.development.ohio.gov
PolymerOhio
polymerohio.org
Portage Development Board
portagedevbd.org
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
ptac.ohio.edu
Rubber Division—American Chemical Society (ACS)
rubber.org
Summit County Department of Community and Economic Development Office
co.summit.oh.us
Team NEO
teamneo.org
The University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF)
uakron.edu/uarf