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Summit, Stark Leaders Adopt ‘Metroplex’ Label to Market Region


Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

When it comes to attracting the businesses, investment dollars and opportunities leading to the economic development that can reshape a city or entire county, the path to success often boils down to one key number.  As state Sen. Kirk Schuring succinctly put it Friday, “Population is power.”

With that in mind, Schuring and a group of prominent government and business leaders from Stark and Summit counties have been meeting for several months to craft ways to market the region more effectively and with more frequent positive results. Looking to capitalize on the assets this area can offer to prospective partners, the group agreed formally Friday to adopt and use a new moniker: Akron-Canton Metroplex.  Click here to read more of the article.  Click here to read a fact sheet on the subject.

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