The SACIC has been a force in the community for 45 years with a history of economic development programs, community enhancement projects/studies and business assistance support. The SACIC provides multiple services with the focus on enhancing the vibrancy of the Sylvania area community.

Join the CIC

Get involved in the growth of the community! Engage with other businesses and be a voice to encourage the development and growth of Sylvania.

Get Financed

SACIC offers low interest rate loans on a 5-year term to help companies locate, expand or remain within the boundaries of the Sylvania School District.

Community Grants

Each year, SACIC awards $5,000 in grants to help non-profit organizations promote their mission with an emphasis on benefitting the citizens of the Sylvania area. 

A gateway to the Midwest and the Great Lakes.


Sylvania is easily accessible to major cities, air hubs and waterways. Situated conveniently along US Routes 20 and 23 and Interstates 75 and 475, Sylvania is less than 10 miles from the Ohio Turnpike, 12 miles from Toledo Express Airport and 55 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Being located near multiple essential transportation arteries puts several major cities within quick reach.

  • Assist new and existing businesses to locate and grow in Sylvania.
  • Serve as a facilitator for mutual city and township endeavors.
  • Keep members current on activities and developments in the community 
  • Provide guidance on quality of life issues
  • Financing Programs & Bank Networking
  • Zoning & Planning Services
  • Adaptive Reuse & Redevelopment Help
  • Building, Relocation & Expansion Guidance
  • Tax Incentive
  • Business Startup Support
  • Utility Services & Extensions

“Working with the City of Sylvania is fantastic. They are so supportive and are always looking to improve the city. One of the reasons we chose to open in Sylvania is because of that support. It’s been a wonderful experience.”

– Katie Fields, Co-Owner | Inside the Five Brewing Co. 
Arts & Culture

Robust community artsprograms and events

Lively Downtown

Dining, entertainment,special events + festivals


Strong historical presence including historical village

Parks & Trails

Well-maintained parks, trails+ bike paths


Indoor & outdoor facilities, teams + clubs

Outdoor Amphitheater

featuring local and national acts

Senior Center

Excellent resources and education

Country Clubs

Highland Meadows and Sylvania Country Club

Marathon Classic

Host of nationally-televised LPGA tournament