What is Elevate Greater Akron?
Elevate Greater Akron is an economic development plan for the Greater Akron area. This initiative is the product of a first-ever collaboration between four entities: County of Summit, City of Akron, Greater Akron Chamber, and GAR Foundation, who came together to create a transformative, high-functioning and collaborative economic development system for Akron. Each entity, in […]
Nationally Recognized Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Coming To Akron
Bounce Innovation Hub, GAR Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the City of Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber announced today their partnership with MORTAR, an accelerator and business development service for historically marginalized entrepreneurs.
19 Great Things That Happened in Akron in 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, we at GAR Foundation are pausing to reflect on what we have learned and accomplished in partnership with you this year. It has been an eventful one for us, marked by the launch of several new initiatives: Essential Experiences, STARS, and Elevate Greater Akron.
Akron’s future depends upon its ability to harness its untapped, diverse talent
Any business leader will tell you that talent is the key ingredient for a healthy business and for growth. At the same time, many in our area will say that great talent is extremely hard to find. Educational institutions work to produce the skilled workers businesses need, and workforce organizations pour resources into the issue, […]
How Elevate Akron’s new fundamentals will help the region prosper
Over the past year, economic development leaders from the City of Akron, Summit County and the Greater Akron Chamber have been working closely to reimagine how we can achieve greater economic prosperity in the Akron area. With relatively new leadership at each of the three participating organizations, the stars aligned in favor of revisiting how […]