Economic Development Center

Flourishing economy

The EDC provides education, facilities, and services that promote economic development across Akron's urban centers. The EDC is designed to promote workforce development, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and grassroots business development from the bottom up. We also offer research and development and consultation. The EDC aims to promote, advocate for, and vet existing initiatives around economic development in our communities, as well as provide direct services where needed. These services include financial education, job search and skills training, cohort mentoring/coaching, and more. So many in our communities are just surviving. We believe we're made to flourish.

Long-term Economic Impact

Asset Growth

Diverse Business Ecosystem

Poverty Alleviation