OUR City has been listed in the top 100 micropolitans by City Selection magazine for 2018, and we are thrilled! The City of Defiance is ranked eighth in the nation for micropolitan areas, which are cities with a population of 10,000 to 50,000. This is the 13th time Defiance has made the top 100 list. Defiance County Economic Development Executive Director Jerry Hayes, Defiance City Council, the City of Defiance Board of Control, along with their employees, and all the community members are very honored and proud of this distinction.

For our rural community, we had nine economic development projects for the year which provides us with more marketing notice from site selectors wanting to do business in our community, and we welcome them with open arms. The nine projects were the Harmon Business Park of Defiance, DECKED, projects expansions at Johns ManvilleDefiance Metal Products, and Hillandale Farms – Defiance County

We congratulate all the other communities who are on the list for Ohio, as well!