The Sandusky City Economic Development programs intend to spur and support economic development activities within the City of Sandusky. Financial assistance is available for new or expanding businesses and/or property owners that will positively affect the economic and employment climates in the City and broader Firelands Region.

The city strongly believes that investments in economic development activities are vital to job creation and attracting and retaining a talented workforce to fill newly created or available positions.  Increased economic development will also stimulate investments in underutilized or vacant buildings and sites – which will strengthen the real estate market, increase property values, create a more walkable community and improve overall quality of life.  Understanding that not all businesses or their needs are the same, the city offers various programs to assist business based on differing stages of development and growth. 

  1. Click here to view the Enterprise Zone Tax Abatement Guidelines and Application -
    Certain new construction or renovation projects may be eligible for multi-year real estate tax abatement on the increased real estate tax liability of their project.  This abatement will provide real estate tax relief for a period of years and provide operations savings during the term of the abatement.  All projects awarded real estate tax abatement under this program will be required to meet or exceed an negotiated level of capital investment, new job creation and new payroll.
  2. Coming Soon... Economic Development Program Application and Guidelines will be available in February 2024. Financial assistance for new or expanding business and/ or property owners that will positively affect economic vitality and create employment opportunities is available.