Center for Economic Development
This report examines the four central cities in Northeast Ohio – Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown — in the context of their metropolitan areas. A central city is the largest or most important city of a metropolitan area. A metropolitan area combines a large city with adjacent urbanized areas and peripheral areas that are closely bound to the center with strong ties to commuting, commerce, and a common labor market.
Austrian, Ziona; Clouse, Candice; Mundy, Eric J.; Akpadock, Frank; Finnerty, Thomas Jr.; and Bralich, John R., "The Role of Northeast Ohio Central Cities in the Regional Economy, 2000-2007" (2008). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 222.