An Initiative of the City of Akron

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


City and County Programs

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

The Akron Bio Investment Fund now provides funding opportunities for Cleantech and Water Technology companies. The fund provides a total of $1.75 Million of available funding to Cleantech and Water Technology companies. In addition to this funding, companies are eligible to apply for space and managment support in the Akron Global Business Accelerator, as well as for testing of their technologies within the Akron Water System. For more information please contact us at


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