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Smithers Group Moving Headquarters to Downtown Akron


Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

The former home of a struggling nonprofit medical research and development center is slated to become the new multimillion-dollar world headquarters of an Akron company.  Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro made the announcement during her third State of the County address at the John S. Knight Center on Thursday, during which she also discussed improvements at the Summit County Jail.  Shapiro said legislation will be introduced at the first Summit County Council meeting in September to redevelop the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron campus at 47 N. Main St. into a new $16.9 million world headquarters and research and development facility for The Smithers Group.  Click here to read more.

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