The City of Dublin, its residents and its businesses have many wonderful things to celebrate. We have a strong local economy that is diverse and thriving, and in July the readers of Columbus Monthly voted Dublin the best suburb in Central Ohio. But those aren't the only reasons Dublin is a great place to live, work and grow a business. Other recent achievements include:

• All three high schools being named to Newsweek's list of the top highschools in the country.

• The Intelligent Community Forum honoring Dublin as one of the topseven intelligent communities in the world-for the second year in a row.

• Fox Business News proclaiming Dublin the No. 1 city in the country inwhich to start a business.

• Muirfield Village Golf Club being tapped to host the 2013 Presidents Cup.

We take great pride in these achievements, but perhaps none speaks more highly of our community than our residents declaring Dublin the best place to live as part of a National Citizen Survey.

Within these pages, we invite you to learn more about the attributes of Dublin, including our strong business community, entrepreneurial spirit, excellent schools, vibrant neighborhoods and signature events such as the Dublin Irish Festival and the Memorial Tournament.

Find out how Dublin is welcoming the next generation of small businesses with the tech-friendly Dublin Entrepreneurial Center; attracting larger companies by creating development districts such as the economic advancement zone in Innovation Park; and addressing future living, working and recreational needs through its vision for the Bridge Street Corridor.

Dublin offers a wide variety of restaurants, conveniently located shopping centers and 14 hotels with more than 2,000 rooms and suites. Additionally, you'll find an abundance of outstanding public recreational opportunities, including two outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art recreation facility, skate park, more than 100 miles of bike paths and 52 parks featuring a variety of amenities.

We want you to discover more about our thriving Historic District, the Healthy Dublin initiative and all of the other wonderful elements that make the city not just a place to live, but a place to call home. We hope you enjoy reading what that sense of place means to one resident, a frequent business traveler who can't wait to get home to Dublin whenever he's on the road.

Above all, whether you're here for a visit or looking to make Dublin your home, we welcome you to our town.

Sincerely,

Tim Lecklider,Mayor

Marsha Grigsby,City Manager