Toledo in 2016

The Toledo Region received significant national attention this year, plus some incredible new attractions have opened in the area. Check out the best of 2016:

  1. In February, the Huntington Center was nominated for Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year. Read More
  2. Navy SEAL Chief Edward Byers, an Ostego graduate, was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in March for his part in the 2012 rescue of American Dr. Dilip Joseph. Read More
  3. The U.S. News and World Report ranked Toledo as one of the best places to live in America. Read More
  4. “To the Explorers” a film created by Alex Goetz, Justin Grubb, and Lucas Stall won top honors at the Nat Geo Wild to Inspire film competition. Read More
  5. The National Golf Foundation ranked Monroe, MI as the 6th best golf city in the country. Read More
  6. The Imagination Station was selected as a finalist for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More
  7. Marathon Petroleum Corp. headquaretered in Findlay was named the Best Large Employer to work for in the United States on the Forbes Best Large Employers list. Owens Corning and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. also made the list for their commitment to employees and company culture. Read More
  8. Bloomberg’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2016 list was released in April and both the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University were named. Read More
  9. Hensville opened in Downtown Toledo, hosting more than 160 events and bringing more than 50,000 people to the Warehouse District. Learn More
  10. In May, SmartAsset, a personal online finance tool, ranked Toledo a top city for grads to begin their lives. Read More
  11. SmartAsset named Toledo the 5th Most Affordable City in the country. Read More
  12. and WalletHub recognized Toledo as a Top City for Women Business Owners. Read More
  13. Bowling Green was named to the 10 Best Places to Raise a Family list released by Livability. Read More
  14. The Toledo Air Show brought crowds of more than 50,000 to Toledo Express Airport. Read More
  15. The Kuhlman Corporation was recognized in July by the Ohio Secretary of State as a “centennial company.” Read More
  16. Jeff Wilbarger was awarded the top honor for the Jefferson Awards Foundation for founding The Daughter Project, a local non-profit that provides resources to girls that have been freed from human trafficking. Read More
  17. In June, Perrysburg celebrated their Bicentennial with a weekend full of activities. Read More
  18. Vice, a global media group, featured Toledo as a “model city for resettling.” Read More
  19. The U.S. World and News Report recently named Toledo, Ohio as the #2 Most Fun Place to Live for Outdoor Lovers. Read More
  20. WalletHub ranked Toledo as the #14 least stressed community in America. Read More
  21. August brought the Toledo Jeep Fest with a crowd larger than 40,000 people to admire 1,100 historical jeeps. Destination Toledo estimated that the festiveal generated $2.7 to $3.4 million in economic activity. Jeep Fest Facebook
  22. The Human Rights Campaign ranked Toledo in the top tier for LGBTQ inclusiveness in their 2016 Municipal Equality Index. Read More
  23. Robert Easter Jr., a Toledo native, won the IBF World Lightweight Title. Read More
  24. Middlegrounds, a new metropark located in downtown Toledo, made 28 acres of greenspace available to the public in September. Read More
  25. The inaugural Holy Toledo Laughfest was hosted at venues across the city, attracting more than 6,000 people. Learn More
  26. Ohio Magazine featured Maumee as one of the Best Hometowns in Ohio in their November issue. Read More
  27. The LPGA announced that the Inverness Club in Toledo won the coveted bid for the 2021 Solheim Cup. Read More
  28. Automotive News, the nation’s pre-eminent news source covering the automotive industry, named Yark Subaru the Best Dealership to Work for in America. Read More
  29. Judy Potter, the owner of Black and White Transportation Company, was named the 2016 Paratransit and Contracting Operator of the Year by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association. Read More
  30. ProMedica Toledo Hospital named Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health. Read More
  31. Toledo ranks seventh in the nation for Fastest Growing Gross Regional Product. Read More
  32. The Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion celebrated its tenth anniversary. Read More
  33. The Toledo Zoo was ranked the Best Zoo Lights on the USA Today 10Best Awards. Read More
  34. Toledo received TechHire designation, a White House initiative to build tech talent pipelines and expand regional tech sectors. Read More