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Local Resources for Businesses

The City of Sandusky:

The City of Sandusky is very pro-business and maybe the best place to start if you want to open a business in Sandusky.  They will offer great advice on where to start and to whom to talk to as you work your way through the system.   We recommend you directly contact the Chief Planner, Arin Blair .  Arin is very competent and will steer you in the right direction. 


The mission of the Erie County Economic Development Corporation is to coordinate our region’s approach to economic development and foster a growth-friendly environment. ECEDC connects individuals and businesses with resources and strategies to Start, Stay and Grow in Erie County.  Start-ups and small businesses are assisted through the RISE (Regional Incubator for Sustainability & Entrepreneurship) program, a partnership with BGSU Firelands & the Great Lakes Development Enterprise (GLIDE).



The mission of Lake Erie Shores & Islands is to drive sustainable growth of the region’s Tourism Economy as a strategy to create jobs, non-resident tax revenues and an enhanced quality of life. LESI is the official destination marketing organization for Erie and Ottawa Counties in Ohio, together known as Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands.



The mission of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce is to support the success of its members and lead in economic development in collaboration with the communities they serve.  The chamber speaks as a collective voice of its 600 members on issues that impact business, the economic and the community at large. 

The Chamber also offers a program for start-up home-based businesses. 

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