During the 1910-1920 decade Akron was the fastest growing city in the country and experienced a 201.8% population increase becoming a boom town. World-renowned industries including the cereal, lamp, toy & marble, and tire & rubber were flourishing in the city at the time. It became "The Rubber Capital of the World" owing to its location along canals, railroads, and interstate.[clarification needed] Having landmarks such as the All-America Bridge, Akron is one of the nation's pioneer cities producing the first championship teams for the American Professional Football Association (National Football League) and the National Basketball League (National Basketball Association).[clarification needed] The University of Akron which has both the Goodyear Polymer Center and the National Polymer Innovation Center on campus, is the center of the Polymer Valley which is a leader in polymer research and production. In 2001 for its contributions to the Information Age Newsweek named Akron 5th on the list of ten high tech havens. It was also granted awards by World's most livable cities, the National Civic League, and the National Arbor Day Foundation. Akron is also host to the All-American Soapbox Derby, the National Hamburger Festival, Founders Day(Alcoholics Anonymous), Road Runner Akron Marathon, and will be the venue for some events of the 2014 Gay Games. Residents of Akron are referred to as "Akronites". Nicknames for the city include "The Rubber City" and "City of Invention". At one time home to all four major tire makers (Goodrich, Goodyear, Firestone, General Tire), it also gained the nickname "Tire City".