An Initiative of the City of Akron

International Bridges


Access to Global Technologies & Markets

Akron has established unique international bridges with leading innovative countries, such as Israel, Finland, Germany and China. These highly influential bridges can help commercialize your products globally with direct foreign investment and export opportunities - a win-win for all involved!

Twenty-five international companies are already taking advantage of our close proximity to major markets. Through outreach efforts and partnerships with state officials, Akron receives $560,000 per year of income tax from foreign-owned companies located within Akron. What's more, 568 Akron area residents are employed by foreign-owned companies.*

Download the International Technology Commercialization Bridges PDF here.

*Source: "Manufacturing Jobs by Cities," released by, a publication of American City Business Journals