Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.’s massive 400-acre campus had become expensive and inefficient for their operations in Akron, Ohio. IRG was the ownerThrough an agreement to keep the company’s headquarters in Akron, IRG began redeveloping Goodyear’s former headquarters into the mixed-use project, The East End (Goodyear Phase II) and owned and developed a new facility (Goodyear Phase I) to meet Goodyear’s needs and create local jobs.
In 2013, Goodyear moved into a newly constructed, 642,000 square foot, world headquarters building. The new headquarters included a parking structure, as well the revitalization of certain other buildings on Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s campus. This project, financed in part by EB-5 funding, created significant job opportunities in the region.