What Canton Has to Offer

Limitless Water Supply

If your company requires large amounts of freshwater for processing or manufacturing your product, the City of Canton owns and operates one of the largest underground freshwater aquifers in the state. Our nearly endless supply of clean, fresh, and affordable water can be offered to your business as an investment incentive.

Site-Ready Facilities

The City of Canton has a wide variety of out-of-the-box facilities and build-ready sites to offer to companies that need large amounts of space for research, offices, or manufacturing.

Public / Private Partnerships

Local businesses benefit from a number of grants, tax incentives, and low-interest loans from the:

  • City
  • County
  • Federal
  • Private/non-profit sources
  • State

Companies also have access to a wide variety of services offered by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.


By working closely with our local partners in secondary and higher education, we are making sure that local companies possess a workforce of skilled and highly-trained employees to operate their businesses.

Passenger Air Travel

The Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) is one of the fastest-growing airports in the country. In 2021, the airport reported the total passengers was 414,783. The low cost and efficiency of CAK gives local companies the freedom to conduct business around the country without having to worry about long lines and highly-priced fares. With $110 million in expansions being completed in the next few years, CAK will be positioned to offer more domestic and international flights than ever before.

Highway Transit

Canton is located at the intersection of two major highway systems - Interstate 77 and US 30 - connecting businesses to more than 50% of the nation's population in less than a day's travel. This gives businesses the freedom to deliver their products to an ever-growing customer base both quickly and efficiently.

Rail Freight Service

Privately owned, the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) is the largest Ohio based railroad and among the largest regional railroads in the country. Their service area includes 840 miles of track in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania nd Maryland.  It interchanges with three Class I carries plus has 16 regional, shortline carriers.  CSX, Norfolk Southern and a variety of other smaller railways can be used to connect Canton with major cities such as Akron, OH, Hagerstown, MD, Clairton, PA, Toledo, OH, Cleveland, OH, and many other cities.