Nicknamed the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron has also been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The largest employer in Akron is Summa Health System which provides jobs to more than 10,700 people. Another major economic contributor, and higher education opportunity, is the University of Akron. More than 20 distinct neighborhoods are available to residents, and attractions include Firestone Country Club and three performance halls – including Akron Civic Theatre that opened in 1920.
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