A new report by Go.Verizon.com rates Akron and its surrounding communities among the top 50 U.S. places for innovation — the only Ohio metropolitan area to make the list.
Akron ranked 43rd in the report, which identified top performers by the number of patents issued per 10,000 residents. Population data were drawn from 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data (the most recent year for which statistics are available), and patents considered were granted from 2000 to 2015 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Originally published January 7, 2018.