Should Akron and Canton become part of Greater Cleveland?

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is “lobbying the federal government to move Akron and Canton into Greater Cleveland,” a move NOACA Executive Director Grace Gallucci says would attract more businesses and unlock federal revenue streams, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Meanwhile, Stark and Summit County leaders last year adopted the Akron-Canton Metroplex concept, which would combine the Akron metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and the Canton-Massillon MSA “into a single MSA ranking almost in the top 50 nationally,” according to the article. The Cleveland-Akron-Canton MSA would rank in the top 20 in the United States. For more, read the full article.

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