Linda Hale Canton Innovation District Community Manager

Linda Hale

Canton Innovation District Community Manager

As Community Manager for the Canton Innovation District, Linda Hale organizes JumpStart’s programming and technical assistance services for entrepreneurs and small business owners across Stark County. She is Responsible for outreach activities and programming within the Canton Innovation District and throughout Stark County while building relationships with key stakeholders, service providers and mentors.

Prior to joining JumpStart, Hale served as a Microbusiness Specialist at the Akron Public Library, where she managed and promoted the microbusiness center, innovation/makerspace, and digital media center—advising and directing new entrepreneurs, startup businesses and not for profits while collaborating with economic development agencies and stakeholders.

Hale holds a bachelors in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on philosophy, finance and entrepreneurial management from the University of Akron, and a master’s in real estate from Georgetown University.