IT MATTERS WHERE YOU MAKE IT.®
We’re making it in Toledo. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass. Community spaces like parks and cultural venues. Important things like full, enriching lives for ourselves and our neighbors. Best of all, we’re making it together, thanks to our dynamic culture built upon a heritage of hard work and a can-do attitude. In the Toledo Region, It Matters Where You Make It.
MAKE YOUR MARK.
Weâ€™re making it here, attracting professionals among the best and brightest in their industries. The Toledo Region offers an array of rewarding careers in research, design, manufacturing, technology and healthcare. Our regional economy is distinctly entrepreneurial in spirit, and the community goes to great lengths to nurture that spirit. The talent is here. The capital is here. The networks are here. You should be here.
1. EXHIBITION AT THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART / PHOTO: ENOCH WU 2. SURGEON FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO MEDICAL CENTER 3. GLASS BLOWING CLASSES AT THE GLASS PAVILION 4. SEED COWORKING LUNCH AND LEARN / PHOTO: ANDREW WEBER 5. LOCAL ARTISTS’ WORK AT HANDMADE TOLEDO / PHOTO: KARA FALLON
MAKE SOMETHING GREAT.
Making something means something here. Northwest Ohio has been at the heart of trade and industry since it was settled in the early 19th century. A new economy is coming to life, strengthened by a resurgent automotive industry and powered by advanced manufacturing technologies. This revival showcases our existing strengths in bioscience, agribusiness, transportation and logistics, resulting in a thriving arts and cultural scene, diverse career opportunities and growth for our region.
The iconic Jeep速 Wrangler has been proudly produced in Toledo since 1940.
1. OWENS CORNING / PHOTO: ANDREW WEBER 2. FIRST SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 3. AGRICULTURE IN THE REGION / PHOTO: TOLEDO AERIAL MEDIA 4. OWENS-ILLINOIS BOTTLE PRODUCTION
MAKE IT BIG.
The top employers in the Toledo Region are also among the top employers in the country. Many of the who’s who in a variety of industries were born here or drawn to the region’s many assets including its enviable geographic location and its educated and skilled talent pool.
Fortune 500® Companies in the Region • Dana Corporation • Marathon Petroleum • Owens Corning • Owens-Illinois Fortune 1,000® Companies in the Region • The Andersons • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company • Welltower • La-Z-Boy Other Major Employers • Libbey • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles • ProMedica • Mercy Health • The Kroger Company • The University of Toledo • Bowling Green State University
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The Toledo Clinic HCR ManorCare BP-Husky Refining Fifth Third Bank Toledo Molding & Die First Solar FirstEnergy Corporation
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MAKE IT EASY.
Toronto Located in the heart of the Midwest, a convergence of highways, railways and waterways have long made Toledo a central transportation hub. And with nearly $1 billion in recent transportation infrastructure improvements, Toledo is ideally positioned to be a key center of commerce for decades to come.
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Convenience goes beyond commerce. Getting to work, getting to school, even getting away is also easy. Whether youâ€™re traveling across town or across the region, everything you need or desire is only minutes away. Best of all, the low cost of living makes the Toledo Region every bit as affordable as it is accessible.
Big city convenience without the traffic headaches, Toledo has an average commute time of 20 minutes within the region.
Perryâ€™s Victory and International Peace Memorial stands above South Bass Island. Put-In-Bay and the Lake Erie islands are popular summer vacation destinations. PHOTO: AMANDA WILLIAMS
MAKE IT THRIVE.
Downtown Toledo is the heart and soul of a resurging region. The streets are alive. New companies, investment and jobs are flowing in. The offices, the sidewalks, the shops and restaurants are thriving. Itâ€™s an energy you can feel. The city has a hum, a pulse, a vibe and a cosmopolitan character all its own. Our people are re-energizing the downtown, and theyâ€™re going places. Enjoying the Maumee River. Taking in a ballgame. Going to a gallery. Loving the nightlife.
Fifth Third Field, home to the Toledo Mud Hens, was named one of the best minor league ballparks in America by Newsweek, and ESPN.com rated The Roost as the best seats to watch a game in minor league baseball. PHOTO: ANDREW WEBER
MAKE IT ENTERTAINING.
You can get a lot out of city life without getting out of Toledo. What are you in the mood for? A fine meal? The arts? Music? From waterfront dining at the Docks, to our world-class Museum of Art, Toledo is home to some of the finest culinary, cultural, and nightlife experiences in the Midwest. In a sporting mood? Why not cheer on the Mud Hens baseball team at the celebrated Fifth Third Field, or the Walleye hockey club at Huntington Center. In Toledo, there are always places to go and things to do.
1. MAUMEE BAY BREWING COMPANY 2. HOLEY TOLEDOUGH DOUGHNUTS / PHOTO: HOLEY TOLEDOUGH 3. MODERN WING OF THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART 4. NIGHTTIME AERIAL OF DOWNTOWN TOLEDO / PHOTO: TOLEDO AERIAL MEDIA
THE TOLEDO ZOO & AQUARIUM
BEST ZOO IN THE NATION VOTED #1 IN USA TODAY’S 10BEST READER’S CHOICE AWARDS IN 2014
The Reef: a 90,000-gallon exhibit inside the newly remodeled Aquarium at the Toledo Zoo. PHOTO: KARA FALLON
1. CONCERT AT THE HUNTINGTON CENTER 2. THE RAPTOR ROLLER COASTER AT CEDAR POINT 3. CALDER’S “STEGOSAURUS” AT THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART 4. THE TOLEDO WALLEYE / PHOTO: KARA FALLON 5. OAK OPENINGS PRESERVE METROPARK
MAKE IT YOUR DESTINATION.
Hundreds of thousands come to the Toledo region every year to visit attractions. All the reasons that make Toledo a great place to visit make it a great place to live. Major attractions around Toledo demand major attention. Popular Destinations in the Region • Toledo Museum of Art • Toledo Zoo & Aquarium • Metroparks of the Toledo Area • Cedar Point • National Museum of the Great Lakes • Hollywood Casino • Toledo Walleye • Toledo Mud Hens • Valentine Theatre • Imagination Station • Put-In-Bay • Sauder Historic Village • Stranahan Theater • Huntington Center
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Whether you’re looking for flowers in the Spring or colorful leaves in the Fall, Toledo enjoys each of the four seasons. Average temperatures range from 87°F/68°F in July to 33°F/22°F in January. PHOTO: METROPARKS OF THE TOLEDO AREA
MAKE IT OUTSIDE.
When the Midwest was settled, the convergence of the Maumee River and Lake Erie made Toledo a transportation hub and a central location for gathering and doing business. It also made Toledo a scenic and recreational destination. Surrounded by fresh water, more species of fish and birds make their home here than almost any other locale on the continent. The natural wonders of the Toledo Region have made it a favorite place to be for outdoor enthusiasts, boaters and sportsmen looking to cross-country ski, bike, fish, camp and sightsee.
Every Spring, thousands of anglers from around the world gather upon the shores of the Maumee River for walleye season.
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60 The University of Toledo’s beautiful main campus plays host to over 23,000 students. PHOTO: TOLEDO AERIAL MEDIA
MAKE THE GRADE.
The Toledo Region has a strong, ongoing commitment to education from kindergarten through postdoctoral training, which includes extensive and highly rated public and private school systems. Access to quality educational institutions and continuing education opportunities can be the lifeblood of a professional community. The Toledo Region is home to college communities brimming with the energy of higher learning. There is a vast array of universities, local community colleges and technical institutes to explore. The institutions help to power business growth through relevant education, creative programs and fruitful partnerships. Higher Education in the Region • University of Toledo • Bowling Green State University • University of Toledo Medical College • Mercy College of Northwest Ohio • Lourdes University • Owens Community College
1. BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY 2. UT ROCKET FANS 3. OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Running through the heart of downtown Toledo, the Maumee river is central to both recreation and commerce in the region. PHOTO: TOLEDO AERIAL MEDIA
MAKE IT YOUR HOME.
Whether you prefer starry nights or city lights, the Toledo Region offers a complete range of safe neighborhoods to call home. Choose from communities of virtually every size and type, from historical neighborhoods, small towns and suburbs, to loft-style living in the heart of downtown. While the quality of life in the Toledo Region is among the nationâ€™s best, housing prices and average cost of living are amongst the most affordable. So go ahead. Dream big. Because when you make it here, youâ€™re making it on your own terms.
1. HOUSE IN THE HISTORIC OLD WEST END OF TOLEDO / PHOTO: @OWE_GRAMMERS 2. BARTLEY LOFTS DOWNTOWN TOLEDO / PHOTO: BILLY KUYOTH 3. HARRISON RALLY DAY FESTIVAL IN PERRYSBURG / PHOTO: ANDREW WEBER
MAKE A MOVE.
For generations, families have recognized the rare combination of opportunity and beauty in the Toledo Region and made the decision to create deep, lasting roots here. They realize it matters where you make your life, where you make your career and where you make your home. Be part of a community, a city and a region where making something means something. Toledo. It Matters Where You Make It.
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