Thank you for reading about one of the “7 Reasons to call your local Economic Development Team”. This series aims to share an idea or example of how ECEDC and our partners can help support your business. Watch for more case studies and the remainder of the “7 Reasons” in your inbox and online on the 7th day of each month.
If a lack of elbow room is limiting growth, we can help find some wiggle room. The Erie County Economic Development Corp. keeps a thorough inventory of available commercial and industrial spaces in our communities. Our team can help you review buildings or sites that best suit your needs, plus review any financial incentives that can assist with the new digs, including renovating or expanding your existing facility.
CASE STUDY: AVI FOODSYSTEMS, SANDUSKY
Early this year local business AVI Foodsystems was challenged with finding a new location. The company’s lease for its existing space would not be renewed due to the building owner’s personal business needs . AVI engaged Juniper CRE Solutions, a Cleveland based firm, to provide real estate advisory services and help them consider location options that could accommodate a quick move.
Along with public listings, Juniper utilized its relationship with ECEDC to assemble options in North Central Ohio. The company’s time frame was aggressive and vacancies in the region are at historic lows, but Juniper, ECEDC, and The City of Sandusky were able to partner on a solution. Together we worked with a Sandusky building owner to reorganize tenants and free up some space. The connections and assistance provided by ECEDC and the City of Sandusky helped retain and support AVI employees as well as two local property owners that could reinvest in their facilities and accommodate growing businesses. Win + Win + Win for a growing Erie County.
Each day looks a little different at our office. Whether a garage based new venture or a multi-million dollar expansion, people with ideas look to ECEDC to connect them to the people, strategies and resources that will solve problems and foster growth. Investing in a new location is a big and complex decision for a business. We appreciate the opportunity to help make this a step a little easier for businesses like yours or AVI.
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ECEDC is a private non-profit serving our community through comprehensive economic development programs. We’re here to help individuals and businesses Start, Stay, and Grow in Erie County, Ohio. All ECEDC services are free to clients due to the support of local governments and philanthropic individuals who support our community’s success.