When you are ready to venture off-campus, take a walk down the city of Findlay’s Main Street to the row of restaurants and specialty shops. Or enjoy the city’s nightlife — coffeehouses, shopping at the mall and movie theatres.
The greater Findlay region is an ideal place to 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 and supportive business culture, a strong public school system, and a rich array of outdoor and cultural activities in which to engage.
Fifteen high-profile Fortune 500 companies have 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.
BizJournals.com has 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. Findlay/Hancock County has been ranked among the best micropolitan communities in the nation for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine. In addition, Ohio Magazine named the City of Findlay "Best Hometown in Northwest 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 health care 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 www.findlayhancockalliance.com.
Findlay also is a short drive from many fun places to spend a Saturday afternoon including Cedar Point Amusement Park and Lake Erie.