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®
Akron-Canton Airport
Akron Development Fund, Ltd.
City of Akron, Economic Development Department
Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Microbusiness Center
ARCHAngels (Akron Regional Change Angels) Network
Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau
Akron Urban League
BioEnterprise Corp.
BOUNCE Innovation Hub
Cascade Capital Corp. 
Central Portage County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)
Development Finance Authority of Summit County
Downtown Akron Partnership
Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) Akron
Greater Akron Chamber
Greater Akron Chamber Young Professionals Network
The Home Builders Association
JumpStart, Inc.
City of Kent, Economic Development Department
Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)
Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Medina County Economic Development Corp.
City of Medina, Economic Development Department
Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)
Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC)
Ohio Means Jobs—Medina County
Ohio Means Jobs—Portage County
Ohio Means Jobs—Summit County
Ohio Small Business Development Center/Summit Medina Business Alliance
Ohio Small Business Development Centers Export Assistance Network
Portage Development Board
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Rubber Division—American Chemical Society (ACS)
Summit County Department of Community and Economic Development Office
Team NEO
The University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF)