New Program will Assist Local Entrepreneurs
In January, eBay President and CEO, Devin Wenig, announced a 12-month pilot program, called Retail Revival alongside Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. Akron was selected as the first U.S. city to take part in the program.
The innovative program will provide online storefronts and advice to local entrepreneurs in an effort to help local businesses modernize the way they do business. City leaders believe this new partnership will help position Akron as a leader in the digital economy. Organizers expect as many as 40 brick-and-mortar businesses in the Akron and Warren areas to participate in the pilot program.