LIVING IN MIDLAND
Midland, Michigan... an unlikely location for some of the most industry-leading chemical research and development in the world. From its incorporation as a logging county in the 1850s, the Midland area changed forever in 1890 when Herbert Henry Dow arrived in Midland armed with a new process to extract bromine from its brine-rich soils. By 1897, he'd founded The Dow Chemical Company and laid the groundwork for Midland's future as the heart of Michigan's technology basin.
Now the heart of Michigan’s technology basin, Midland is the global headquarters of two Fortune 500 companies (The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation) and home to the Midland Cogeneration Venture, the largest gas-fueled, steam recovery cogeneration facility in North America. Midland has become a center for industrial innovation, and is quickly becoming a hub for the solar energy industry.
In addition to the strong economic base, Midland is also proud of its quality education programs. For several years, the Midland Public Schools has been rated as one of the top 44 school districts in the country by Expansion Management magazine. Offering many opportunities for higher education, Midland is the home of Northwood University and is located within 20 minutes of Davenport University, Saginaw Valley State University, Central Michigan University, and Delta College.
Residents and tourists alike enjoy Midland’s abundance of cultural and recreational facilities. The Midland Center for the Arts, Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum, Dow Gardens, the Herbert D. Doan Midland County History Center, plus the unique, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture of Alden B. Dow are several attractions that reflect Midland's culture and heritage. The Great Lakes Loons baseball team, a brand-new 107,000-square-foot Civic Arena with three skating rinks, Currie Municipal Golf Course, Midland’s 30-mile-long, paved Pere Marquette Rail-Trail, the Midland Community Tennis Center, a volunteer-run soccer complex, a Community Center, 72 different parks, and the Emerson Park and Redcoat softball complexes provide residents with many recreational opportunities.
Check out the links on the left side of this page to learn more about life in this safe, welcoming Midwestern community. You don't have to live in an industrial inner city with hour-long commutes to take advantage of global leadership in the chemical industry: You can have suburban life with big-city industry opportunities right here in Midland.
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