An Initiative of the City of Akron

Business Development Partners 

Akron Global Business Accelerator

The Akron Global Business Accelerator has earned an international reputation as a proven small business incubator. A state-of-the-art center serving as a catalyst for driving and developing technology-based entrepreneurial innovation, it also offers a comprehensive program of necessary services to international companies looking to open new markets in North America. The Accelerator has developed strong collaborative relationships with leading technology incubators in Israel and Germany.


ARCADIS

ARCADIS provides consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. It is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with its clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.


German Link, Inc.

German Link, Inc. was established to facilitate interests and efforts to pursue commercial and other activities in German speaking areas and neighboring regions. German Link, Inc. guides clients in the fields of commerce, industry, government and education, as well as with professional, business and social associations of all kinds. It facilitates participation at German Trade Fairs, the most sophisticated in the world, German Link, Inc. opens the door to systems and procedures that continue to develop and produce high quality things and trained people to make them.


GlobeChem Marketing

GlobeChem Marketing is a global strategic planning and business development company with focus on attraction of small and mid-size innovative, international companies in support of economic development goals of cities. The company helps appropriate companies enter the NA market and accelerate their profitable growth by providing global strategic planning, identification of appropriate strategic partners, business development, marketing and access to financial resources.


Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Akron Chamber is an economic development organization serving the counties of Medina, Portage and Summit in Northeast Ohio. Its membership includes a diverse array of businesses, ranging from global manufacturers and educational institutions to local machine shops and non-profit organizations.


Mei Netanya

Netanya Water (Mei Netanya) is responsible for providing water and sewage services to over 200,000 residents of the city of Netanya, Israel. The Netanya Municipality was one of the first authorities in Israel to establish a separate water and sewer company. Mei Netanya is recognized as a national model of water companies and municipal sewage operations.


REA Incorporated

REA Incorporated, through its Medical Milestones program, provides sales, marketing, business & product development, strategic services and consultation to small and medium technology-driven healthcare companies. REA focuses its efforts into five stages from concept to commercialization: discovery, assessment, planning, implementation and exit.


SGI Global Business Advisors

SGI Global Business Advisors LLC is an international Economic & Business Development Consultancy working in the fields of Water, Aerospace, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Advanced Energy to build industry clusters, stimulate exports, develop investments and joint ventures both in the USA and overseas.

SplashLink

SplashLink.com serves companies that are concerned about missing bid and project opportunities within the water industry, and organizations that are frustrated by limited funding opportunities to pay for treatment, infrastructure or even new technology-related projects.  As the only water-focused marketplace in the industry, SplashLink.com provides an affordable, one-stop resource that helps industry buyers, sellers and innovators of water solutions to find one another as well as millions in funding, and thousands of project opportunities from sources across the industry.  From interests in water, wastewater, stormwater and remediation to planning, design, monitoring and equipment, some of the key markets we serve include:

  • Municipalities and Utilities
  • Consulting and Engineering Firms
  • Industry Suppliers and Service Providers
  • New-Technology Innovators


Veolia

Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With more than 200,000 employees worldwide, the company designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, protect and conserve available resources, and to replenish them.


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