The Greater Findlay Region is an ideal place to learn, live and work.
It is located approximately 40 miles south of Toledo and one-and-half hours from Columbus , Dayton, and Detroit. Known as a cooperative and innovative community, it possesses an attractive, growing and supportive business culture, a strong public school system, and a rich array of outdoor and cultural activities.
The City of Findlay has been named the top micropolitan community in the United States by Site Selection magazine for the last five consecutive years. The magazine ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people which cover at least one county.
Fifteen high-profile Fortune 500 companies have also chosen to locate in this well-established “micropolitan” area. Marathon Petroleum Company and Cooper Tire and Rubber Company call Findlay home, and Whirlpool Corporation and Cardinal Health also have significant operations here. In addition to the many U.S.-based companies, seven Japanese companies, two Canadian firms, and three German enterprises are located in Findlay’s world-class business and industrial parks. This means that there are many internships and long-term career opportunities close to campus. For example, nearly 600 alumni work at Marathon Petroleum, in many cases, as a direct result of internships and relationships they established with leadership at the company while they were students at UF.
BizJournals.com has also identified Findlay as one of the top 40 “Dream Towns” in the U.S. for its strong economy, moderate cost of living, well-educated population, manageable traffic, and ease of access to many urban centers. In addition, Ohio Magazine named the City of Findlay one of the top five “Best Hometowns in Ohio”. Findlay is the only city in Ohio to have been named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” for three years running by America’s Promise Alliance, an organization founded by Colin Powell.
One of the most affordable and respected healthcare systems in Ohio and a fine public school system also call the Findlay region home. Dozens of campgrounds, established attractions, eight public golf courses, hundreds of specialty shopping locations, and more than 3,000 acres of parks and recreation offer area residents an outstanding quality of life. Several major airports in Ohio, as well as the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan, serve Findlay.
For more information on Findlay and its surrounding region, please visit www.visitfindlay.com and https://findlayhancockchamber.com/.