Sandusky is known for steep drops, evident by almost 20 Cedar Point roller coasters zipping up and plummeting from their peaks at different elevations and angles.
Along with other diverse industry and tourism offerings, the amusement park also helped this region's economy climb to unprecedented heights.
So says a recent study from Area Development, ranking Sandusky and the greater area No. 16 among all U.S. small cities for the region’s ability to combat and conquer an economic downswing.
Tailored for businesses and companies, the magazine pinpoints ideal money-making sites and favorable fiscal climates for those seeking to move or relocate.
The study accounted for several factors in a particular area, including unemployment rates; wage and salary growth; and percentage of those earning at least a bachelor’s degree.
“This shows that the Sandusky area was able to withstand and come out of a very difficult economic time in a strong way,” Sandusky city manager Eric Wobser said. “I believe that is because our economy is diverse from the perspective that we have a robust tourism industry, a manufacturing industry that is still strong and strong regional employers, such as Firelands Regional Medical Center.”