Economic Development

The City of Barberton Planning Department works hard to effectively retain, expand, promote, and attract businesses and industry within Barberton. Our goal is to enhance the local economic climate, increase the City of Barberton's tax base, and increase the value of commerce and create valuable employment opportunities. 

To assist local business owners in expanding or starting their business in Barberton we offer two loan programs. The Facade Loan Program and the Economic Development Loan Program. These programs are possible thanks to funding from HUD and the Community Development Block Grant. 


Additional funding may be available through the Barberton Community Development Corporation

The City of Barberton also has a Commercial/Industrial CRA Application.

  1. Joe Stefan

    Director of Planning & Community Development

  1. Stacy Edgar Carr

    Strategic Planner

  1. Sonja Dittmann

    Community Development Administrator
    Phone: 330.848.6729