The Job Center

The Job Center provides businesses and residents access to career services at one state-of-the-art location. Administered by the Summit County Workforce Policy Board, an independent, 501c3 nonprofit organization, The Job Center opened in 2007 in a former warehouse. The new center provides 55,000 sq. ft. of space to the Job Center partners and 45,000 sq. ft. to be leased to other tenants. The services provided include:

  • Business resources
  • Labor market informationOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Job matching
  • Employment screening
  • Workshops, training and education

The Value Provided

  • Financing a multi-tenant real estate project is often difficult.
  • Lease terms did not line up with bond financing terms.
  • Summit County wanted to preserve its borrowing capacity.

Benefits of Working with us

  • DFA Bonds financed the project.
  • Bonds rated BBB+ resulting in a very favorable interest rate

Project Cost: $6.83 million

Source Funds:

$4,830,000 – DFA Series 2005 E & F Bonds
$2,000,000 – Summit County Loan
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$6,830,000 – Total

Interest Rate

Series 2005 E Bonds: 5.000%
Series 2005 F Bonds: 4.875% (tax-exempt)

Development Finance Authority sold $4.8 million in development revenue bonds to finance the project. The debt will be serviced from tenant leases. Summit County provided a guarantee on debt service payable solely from non-tax revenues. Additional support was provided by the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.