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About our Canton office

To help spur growth in its new innovation district, the city of Canton launched the Canton Microenterprise Program, including a  business loan fund administered by ECDI, with the goal of providing capital to Canton small businesses and bringing jobs into the community.

As part of this effort, the Innovation District HQ Incubator was founded. Located in the former “Frank’s Produce” building, Innovation District HQ serves as the central hub of the Canton innovation District—a 12-block neighborhood within downtown Canton designed to attract and facilitate the growth of technology-oriented businesses in Stark County.​

In Canton, you'll find:

  • Loan processing and business support for Canton area small businesses

  • Technical assistance and entrepreneur training

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