Elevate Greater Akron 2.0

Supporting and growing the businesses we have in our region

Supporting and growing the businesses we have in our region

Launched in January 2021, Elevate Greater Akron 2.0 encompasses the same five strategies, adjusted to meet the needs of the current economy.

Inclusion Narrative

Increasing growth opportunities for minority businesses and entrepreneurs

Increasing growth opportunities for minority businesses and entrepreneurs

This research explores the impact of racial exclusion on the regional economy, the actions essential to creating an inclusive approach to economic development, and the benefits an inclusive economy has for individuals, businesses, and the region.

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About Elevate Greater Akron

Elevate Greater Akron is an economic development plan for the Greater Akron area.

This initiative is the product of a first-ever collaboration between four entities: County of Summit, City of Akron, Greater Akron Chamber, and GAR Foundation, who came together to create a transformative, high functioning, and collaborative economic development system for Greater Akron. The initiative is informed by extensive market research, local interviews, and insights from emerging practices in peer cities. Today, the  focus of this initiative is to embrace the new fundamentals of economic development – getting back to what works and working together to grow the region.

Through this work, we seek to transform the culture of economic development to expand opportunity for all residents and position the Akron region on a new trajectory in an era of rapid global change. To do this we will create shared prosperity, make smart investments in the future economy, and focus our attention on proven economic development strategies.

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Contact Paige Freel, Manager
Elevate Greater Akron

Email:
freel@greaterakronchamber.com
info@elevategreaterakron.org
Phone:
330-237-1262

Learn about COVID-19 resources for businesses and employees

Social Media

Stay up to date on all things EGA by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn

Contact Paige Freel, Manager
Elevate Greater Akron

Email:
freel@greaterakronchamber.com
info@elevategreaterakron.org
Phone:
330-237-1262

Learn about COVID-19 resources for businesses and employees

Social Media

Stay up to date on all things EGA by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn

Contact Paige Freel, Manager
Elevate Greater Akron

Email:
freel@greaterakronchamber.com
info@elevategreaterakron.org
Phone:
330-237-1262