An Initiative of the City of Akron Download the Akron Advantage PDF

Wide Range of Financial Incentives

With the help of AGWA, innovators and investors collaborate to create a better product and share in revenue streams. They have the opportunity to gain access to valuable capital and funding sources, from private, city and state grants to loans and investment capital. These include:


Private Sources

  • Venture Capital and Growth Equity Funds
  • Angel Funds and Networks
  • Seed Funds


State Programs

  • Innovation Ohio Loan Fund
  • Ohio Third Frontier
  • Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC)
  • Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit


City and County Programs

  • Job Creation Grant
  • Employee Training Assistance                 
  • Tax Increment Financing


For more information, please visit the Greater Akron Chamber resource library.