Midland is located in the eastern-central part of the state of Michigan and a city and seat of Midland County. It sits on the western part of Bay City and the University center, along the Tittabawassee River. The area was originally developed as settlement for lumbering and was named for the county which is located geographically in Michigan’s lower peninsula. The brine deposits that were discovered in the area have formed the basis of the city’s booming chemical industry and have become the worlds’ largest producer in 1888 with bromine. Aside from its chemical industry, Midland also has an array of imaginative architecture, which includes many public and private buildings that were designed by Alden B. Dow. The city is known as a wonderful place to raise a family, given its outstanding school district, job opportunities, reasonable housing rates and rent control, plus tons of volunteering options and community engagement. Midland is also an accredited Safe Community by the National Safety Council. Significant investments from the Dow and Dupont companies has made Midland an incredibly wealthy community, and its economy is further bolstered by its position near the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport and the MBS International Airport that frequently service private and corporate jets. Drive a couple of hours in any direction, and you’ll end up in one of Michigan’s five Great Lakes that offer endless outdoor recreation. Inside the city are endless entertainment as well, including events like River Days, Dow Tennis Classic, and regular performances and exhibits by the Midland Center for the Arts.