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About the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

"The Chamber of Commerce serves as both advocate and partner to develop businesses, large and small. Its dedicated staff and committed volunteers drive leadership and development programming and champion revitalization, enriching our county and positioning us to attract and retain incredible talent. Whether developing the arts community, encouraging entrepreneurs or supporting established businesses, the Chamber inspires creativity and fuels growth… and that strengthens our entire community."- Jim Griffith, Retired President & CEO, The Timken Company

We focus intently on these specific areas

Economic Development

Growth, Expansion & New Business

We work every day to provide assistance to area companies, primarily in the industrial and commercial sectors, as they seek to grow and expand their businesses. That, along with relocating new companies to the area and fostering new business startups, is the dominant theme of our strategic plan. The result is a growth in investment and jobs in Canton/Stark County.

Workforce Development

Developing an Educated Region

The Chamber’s Education Committee is the hub of numerous efforts, short-term and ongoing, to build partnerships between business and education in our region. This work centers on the need for an educated workforce, and the promotion of efforts by our partners to raise the area’s high school graduation rates, college attendance rates and college graduation rates.

Business Advocacy

The Voice of Growth In Stark County

The Chamber works to maintain strong, positive relationships with the area’s elected officials, at the federal, state and local levels. We help business leaders connect directly with government leaders to serve the cause of economic development and business growth. We maintain a non-partisan relationship with all officeholders and continually espouse a pro-growth agenda.

Public Policy

Seeking Consensus on Business Issues

The Chamber’s Public Policy department studies issues of legislation and regulation that affect business success among all of our nearly 1,600 members, but particularly in the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and energy sectors. We seek to achieve a consensus position, and then we advocate that position among members of the U.S. House and Senate, the Ohio General Assembly, the regulatory bodies created by federal and state law, and within the councils of local and county government.


What it means to be a member

A distinct business advantage. Access and visibility. The best networking in Stark County. Those are just a few of the benefits your company and employees can expect when you join the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

You're part of Stark County's largest business association

Our programs and services are designed exclusively to help you connect with our network of nearly 1,600 member companies—making us Canton/Stark County’s largest business association, since 1914.

As a member, you’re a part of a powerful business network made up of like-minded businesses and business owners, who, like you, are dedicated to success and growth in Stark County.

Here at the Chamber, we work hard every day to create a pro-business environment for businesses of all sizes. And through our exceptional and unique departments, we touch every aspect of doing business in Stark County. From leadership training, education and workforce development, travel and tourism, and young professional engagement, to safety resources, downtown rejuvenation and world-class entertainment events, your Chamber is dedicated to making Canton/Stark County an ideal place to live, work and play.

Chamber Departments

Learn about our specific departments and their individual missions for providing the best to Canton/Stark area businesses and citizens.

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Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce 222 Market Avenue North, CantonOH 44702 USA
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