An Initiative of the City of Akron

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On-site support resources

Located at the Accelerator is a wide range of service providers that are available to work with clients. These include:

  • Business development
  • Strategic direction
  • International trade and exports
  • Patent and intellectual property considerations
  • Regulatory and policy issues
  • Immigration
  • Marketing and communication support

We also house several state government agency offices here at the Accelerator focused on providing entrepreneurial and small business assistance.

  • ECDI: Economic and Community Development Institute provides loans for new and established businesses.
  • PTAC: The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers help Ohio's businesses seeking to compete for federal, state, and local government contracts.
  • SBDC: Small Business Development Center works to accelerate Ohio's economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their businesses
  • The SBDC Export Assistance Network (formerly ITAC – the International Trade Assistance Center) helps businesses begin or expand their global reach.
  • WBC: Women's Business Centers of Ohio helps women become successful business owners.