Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Building on Economic Assets in Akron, Ohio after the Decline of the Tire Industry Case Study

The city of Akron, Ohio had to restore its economic base and rebuild the city’s public image with the disappearance of over 20,000 jobs from the “rubber capital of the world” in a relatively short period of time. Learn about the strategies pursued to successfully diversify into a mix of industries from polymers to advanced manufacturing to professional services, whereby the growth of new sectors builds upon Akron’s assets in the form of knowledge, skills, facilities and institutions.

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