Community Economic Development

In addition to ABCD's Administration and Transportation Services, The Center for Enterprise Development houses the following groups:

  • East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation - Canton Housing Management Office
  • Kid Summit Against Drugs
  • Serenity Tree Service
  • Stark County Minority Business Association, Inc.
  • WATOES Outreach

The agency also serves as the fiscal sponsors for eleven neighborhood associations funded by the Stark Community Foundation.

It should be noted that by ABCD providing affordable rent and supported services, several agencies outgrew their space and moved to larger facilities, thus the facility is serving as an Incubator Center.

SCMBA-Stark County Minority Business Association


ABCD was instrumental in the organization of this group and currently serves as convener. The purpose of this non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization is to foster the development and growth of minority business in Stark County. 

EANDC Property Management

We work to build a sense of community by sponsoring neighborhood events and opportunities. 

W.A.T.O.E.S. - We Are Troubled On Every Side

We are a community based organization doing activities for children, adults and seniors. MOMS/DADS parenting sessions. OYR - Opportunities Year Round for children. Senior monthly activities. Taking care of families in a prosperous way: including, housing, utilities and work. 


Canton Community KidSummit Against Drugs enhances the quality of life for Stark County residents by providing activities designed to preclude the harmful effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug use. We are customer outcome driven, access community 

resources and use the best ATOD prevention resources and personnel available to bring our services into customer neighborhoods.  A


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