Stark County Business

Stark County has significant advantages for growing businesses, but there’s something that makes us different from other business centers around the nation. It’s our rich manufacturing heritage, going back more than 100 years. Our manufacturing background is our niche and even though a lot of things have changed over the years, manufacturing is still what we do best.

SDB Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Stark Development Board (SDB) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. A private, non-profit corporation, SDB was created by business and community leaders in May of 1985 to promote economic development activities in Stark County.

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Stark Development Board

116 Cleveland Ave. NW
Suite 600
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 330. 453.5900
Fax: 330. 453.1793
or email:

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Stark Port Authority

The Stark County Port Authority helps promote economic development in Stark County. Here are some of the most recent success stories (PDFs).

To see more success stories, visit our Stark County Port Authority archive.

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People Make It Happen

Ted Boyd, SDB’s first Chairman reflecting on 30 years of economic development



Stark Facts and Figures

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Visit our companion Website for more information about the Stark Development Board, Stark County Port Authority, site selection, in-depth information about our communities and much more.

Young Professionals

Learn why Stark County is where the young professional can thrive and be involved.

Winners of Twenty under 40!

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