Future Jobs Friday: Akron finding success with software and IT

Future Jobs Friday: Akron finding success with software and IT

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For a town built on heavy industry, Akron is finding success with a business cluster that might surprise some: software and information technology.

Just ask Doug Weintraub, CEO of downtown Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub, an incubator for all sorts of fledgling companies.

“It’s bio health care-related entities and software — those are the biggest categories,” he said of his client/tenant mix.

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