Akron wins competition for Meggitt jobs

July 19, 2011

Council approved legislation Monday night that will allow the city to complete a deal with Meggitt-USA Services Inc. to locate a shared service center in Akron. Meggitt will invest $100,000 in a facility and create 32 new jobs with a $1.5 million payroll. Mayor Plusquellic secured the deal on a recent trip to Megitt's headquarters in England. Following the conclusion of Council's regular business, several members of Council addressed about 25 residents from Vane and Sorin Avenues who attended the meeting to voice concerns about a proposed apartment complex. A spirited discussion among Council members begins about 37 minutes into the meeting: