An Initiative of the City of Akron

Access to Decision Makers and International Market


Mission-Critical Resources

Utilizing our strong, effective collaboration of public and private entities, we can help you gain unparalleled access to the area's most influential business and community leaders. These are highly approachable people with mission-critical resources and networks that can assist in making key connections for your company. Plus, we provide initial access to cost-effective legal, tax, intellectual property and financial resources.

Beyond access to decision makers and opinion leaders, Akron has a robust logistical infrastructure that provides quick access to the international marketplace.

Excellent Interstate Highway System

A major trucking hub, Akron affords single day delivery to approximately 11 million people and 60% of America's buying income.

Domestic and International Airports

  • Akron/Canton Regional Airport provides complete commercial passenger/freight service with direct flights daily to New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and more. It's one of the fastest-growing airports in the U.S.
  • Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE) Airport offers 250 daily departures to 75-plus destinations, including the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and key international markets.
  • Akron Fulton International Airport accommodates all types of private, single and heavy multi-engine aircraft on its four paved runways.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) and Pittsburgh International (PIT) Airports are within 2-3 hours of Akron, both provide service to more than 160 non-stop destinations around the globe and are among the world's largest air transportation hubs.

Extensive rail service

Operating companies include CSX, Wheeling & Lake Erie, Norfolk & Southern, and the Akron Barberton Belt Line.

Nearby waterways

The Port of Cleveland and the St. Lawrence Seaway link the area to as far away as Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and Asia. Shipping from Europe direct to the Port of Cleveland, in fact, is seven days faster than through the east coast ports.