Located conveniently amid northeast Ohio’s urban centers, Portage County offers excellent accessibility to a well-developed transportation network (highways/interstates, rail, air, and trucking), major urban markets, a well-educated and experienced labor force, and cultural and recreational opportunities, including nine public golf courses, five state parks, community parks, a legendary racetrack, and private campgrounds. Higher education options include a Hiram College, Kent State University, and Northeast Ohio Medical University. The county has grown 28.6% in recent decades. Industries range from manufacturing to technology. Employment hovers around 94%.