Located in the center of Michigan in it’s Tri-City area among Bay City and Saginaw, Midland is a family-oriented community of 42,020 people (according to a 2012 estimate). Midland is the home of Northwood University, The Dow Chemical Company, and the Tridge. Midland is close to the MBS International Airport, and also houses the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport for private and corporate jets.
Midland has been the subject of awards, recognition, and accolades for many different things over the years, including education, raising a family, finding and keeping a job, and safety, among others. The city was originally founded as an outpost of the American Fur Company in the late 1820s, became an official city in 1887, and welcomed Dow Chemical 20 years later, in 1897.
Midland has a thriving downtown area that has many different restaurants, bars, and nightlife options, as well as many municipally sponsored events and parks. The Great Lakes Loons, the Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, also call Downtown Midland home. Midland even has an annual hot air balloon event, like the one in this video that shows some spectacular views of the city.