Tag: Akron

How Akron Made Space for Entrepreneurs

At City Summit 2018, 50 cities committed to new initiatives to support their innovation economies. NLC’s City Innovation Ecosystems program collects and tracks these commitments in order to showcase successes, identify best practices and connect peer cities who can learn together. Here we share the story of one city’s work: In the beginning of the 20th

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Stewarding our Legacy Cities

In the center of Akron, Ohio’s newly developed main street, the city has plans to build a rubber statue. Not literally, of course. Instead, the city will honor its “Rubber City” roots with a 12-foot bronze statue of a rubber worker holding a finished tire. In a news release, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said the

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Strong Neighborhood Associations Key to Successful Community Engagement

This post was written by Elizabeth Miller, Communications Associate at the Knight Foundation.  The following is part of blog series highlighting communities profiled in “Bright Spots in Community Engagement,” a report by the National League of Cities and funded by Knight Foundation. It showcases 14 U.S. communities that are building greater civic participation and engagement

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