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Midland Travel Guide, Michigan

Lying in the middle of the lower peninsula of the US state of Michigan, the busy city of Midland is one of the 83 counties in Michigan. It is located 20 miles NW of Saginaw Bay and is part of the Tri-Cities of Midland, Saginaw and Bay City. The small part of the city lies in the Bay County.

Over the years, the county has received awards in technological innovations, and has earned reputation for being an excellent place to establish business. The county’s excellent business climate makes it a better place to live and work, so business enthusiasts must check this place.

Midland is the center of several industrial and technological firms, large and small manufacturers, successful in providing employment to its dwellers. For example, it is the home base of Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation. Other top offices and business firms in Midland are the Dow Howell Gilmore Associates and Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union; Scientific Anglers, Modern Metalcraft, Liquid Molding Systems, and several others.

The thriving city also has beautiful swimming pools and large golf courses, where locals hang out after work. Huge and large parks are their favorite places for recreation.

Sister City

Midland is a sister city to Handa in Aichi, Japan. Their sister relationship began when Dow Company opened a manufacturing plant in Handa, Japan. The former mayor of Handa, Hiroshi Takeuchi, accepted the idea of having Dow in their city, where their relationship was established. Up to now, their strong sister-city relationship is still alive, being maintained by Takeuchi’s successors in the office. Just recently, the two have already celebrated their 25th strong years of friendship.


The people here are of White, Latino, African American, Asian, Pacific Islander origins. They are hard working most of them  are chemists and engineers, if not, they are skilled workers.

Famous persons from Midland

-   James Aloysius Hickey, Emeritus Archbishop of Washington, D.C. He was born in Midland, Michigan on October 11, 1920.

-   Cathy Guisewite. Cartoonist, born on September 5, 1950.

-   Cheryl Studer, Dramatic soprano.

-   Fr. Tom Vaughn. A retired Episcopalian priest at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Cultural Activities in Midland

The theatrical and musical shows are worth your time. This is where they seek entertainment after work. The place offers vast opportunities for activities such as these. Their shows feature nationally renowned performers you’d rather not miss.

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