Summit County — History of Innovation
For more than a century — from rubber to polymers — Summit County has been at the forefront of innovation. For this reason, it is not at all surprising we attract interest from emerging technology companies, advance manufacturing companies and have leveraged our reputation into landing the BioInnovation Institute, a force that will accelerate our region’s strong biomedical sector.

Summit County is an exciting place to live and work. Home to a vibrant central city, comfortable bedroom communities, a doctoral granting, high-output research university and a national park; Summit County offers residents a wide range of employment and recreational activities. 

A model for forward-thinking regionalism; Summit County is prepared to work with our economic development partners to develop and implement a proposal that will allow your business to be competitive on a global scale. If you’re considering a move to Summit County, thank you for your consideration. Please give us a call and find out how we can help you.

Strategic Location
Summit County is strategically located within a 500-mile radius of 42 major U.S. cities that encompasses 55% of U.S. manufacturing plants, 57% of the total U.S. population and 60% of its buying power. 

The excellent interstate highway system and over 150 trucking firms afford single-day delivery to approximately 11 million people and 60% of America’s buying income.

Two airports (Akron Fulton International Airport and Akron-Canton Regional Airport) offer private, single and heavy multi-engine aircraft, as well as complete commercial passenger/freight service.

Summit County has long-standing relationships with the University of Akron and workforce development organizations, providing the ability to maximize your employment pool.

Summit County boasts an abundance of fresh water, plentiful natural gas, reliable electricity and a high-speed, high-quality communications network complete with fiber optics, satellite, high-speed broadband Internet access.

Industry Clusters
• Plastic Products, Polymers and Chemicals
• Metalworking
• Biomedical Industry
• Instruments and Controls


• Information Technology
• Motor Vehicles and Equipment
• Insurance and Related Services

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