Local companies invest in our future

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May 14, 2013

Excerpt: This year Cedar Point showcased its $25 million upgrade with GateKeeper.

In 2012, Kalahari was the center of attention with its $22 million upgrade at the resort on U.S. 250, making it the largest convention center in the Midwest .
 
But other signs of economic recovery are abundant here at home, from the long-delayed transformation of the former Rieger Hotel in downtown Sandusky that's underway to the $1.7 million expansion of ny2, a Huron company that builds dynamic learning materials for children with disabilities. Ny2 had outgrown its present location and was being wooed by other communities, but tax abatements properly used convinced the company's owners to stay here, at home. 
 
ThorSports, another local business that quietly went about is business for more than a decade has emerged as a major player in the racing world and upped its profile in 2011 with the construction of its new headquarters at Campbell Street near Perkins Avenue, representing an investment of up to $5 million. 
 
The Erie County Economic Development Corp. also has success with it's incubator program for new ventures and that too will pay dividends in the future. 
 
The Northcoast is becoming the Gold coast because despite any appearance there might be that times are tough, tough people live and work here and they are up to the challenge.