Samuel DeShazior, Deputy Mayor, Economic Development, City of Akron

Samuel DeShazior, Deputy Mayor, Economic Development, City of Akron

samdeshaziorSamuel DeShazior is responsible for administrating the City’s economic development programs, which include the attraction and expansion of commercial/industrial development throughout the downtown area, neighborhood business districts and city-owned industrial/office parks. He also manages city incentive programs and international and domestic marketing.

Mr. DeShazior has served as a senior advisor to the president/CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber, as well as the executive director of the three-county Community Improvement Corporation. In the last 10 years, the region exceeded $250 million annually in new and expanded manufacturing investment and averaged 19 new plants and expansions per year. Sam’s staff directly assisted at least one third of the yearly expansions/locations in the three-county region.