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Welcome to Erie County, Ohio!

As your Commissioners, we are proud to serve our residents and guests. We are committed to providing a high quality of life for all who live in, work at, or visit our communities. Our unique blend of skilled workforces, leisure and recreational opportunities is why we say Erie County is where resources abound.
-Erie County Commissioners
Would you like to ride a roller coaster from morning till midnight? Splash in some of America's greatest indoor waterparks and resorts? Enjoy fishing in the most fertile walleye and perch waters on the Great Lakes, or cruise on a ferryboat to a scenic relaxing Lake Erie Island named Kelleys or Put-In-Bay?

If so, you should join more than seven million people who choose the shores and islands of Erie County as their destination for boating, canoeing, bird watching, kayaking, winery tours, fishing, swimming and other recreation. Erie County is also home to Cedar Point- America's Roller Coast and the Kalahari Resort, America's largest indoor waterpark.

Erie County has many portside communities that include, Vermilion, Huron, and Sandusky, and the neighboring communities of Port Clinton, Marblehead, and Catawba Island that provide opportunities for leisure, recreation, and cultural activities.

Erie County is conveniently located less than one hour from Cleveland and Toledo and within hours from Columbus, Detroit, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Toronto. It is easily accessible via the Ohio Turnpike, State Route 2, State Route 4, or U.S. Route 250.

Where Resources Abound

Erie County isn't all about having fun. Erie County means business.

Erie County is rich in business, economic, and educational resources.

Erie County has a highly productive, skilled workforce with a strong work ethic; interstate highway access, and two international airports within an hour's drive. Abundant mainline rail service connecting to every containerized port in the eastern U.S.; and numerous ports connecting to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway makes Erie County's freight logistics second to none.

Erie County is home to NASA Glenn's Plum Brook Station, the world's only comprehensive, full-scale, rocket and satellite testing facility.

Bowling Green State University's Firelands Campus educates thousands of students annually.

Whether you're coming to visit, or coming to stay, we hope you find Erie County fun, family-oriented and home to a terrific quality of life.
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