ODOT’s Jobs & Commerce has supported a developing tourism industry in Galion by providing grant funding for transportation access improvements to the Freese Complex. Galion has chosen to construct a 60,000 square foot year-round sports complex to accommodate local and regional activities, which include medical, educational and business events. To assist with this project, ODOT’s Jobs & Commerce provided $75,000 to help fund the extension of Niss Drive and a reconstruction of the existing roadway. The City of Galion predicts that this project will serve the medical center and service industry. Galion estimates that the facility will bring in $3 million a year. Jobs and Commerce Economic Development Grant will support the creation of 40 new jobs.