The area that is now Dearborn, Michigan (population: 97,775) was first settled in 1786. It is a city rich in history. It is the hometown of Henry Ford, who built Fair Lane, one of America's most beautiful and impressive homes.

Because of the significant impact made on the City by Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company - not surprisingly - has its world headquarters here. The City is also home to other major corporations as well as, institutions of higher learning: the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Davenport University, and Henry Ford Community College.

Dearborn is currently in the midst of a renaissance. Its East and West downtown districts are witnessing the arrival of new businesses, new upscale housing, as well as the reinvestment of millions of dollars from the private sector and the City itself.

Because Dearborn is a major Southeastern Michigan employment and educational center, the City's daytime population   swells to more than 300,000 people.

Dearborn's population represents more than 80 different nationalities, cultures and ethnicities. Its rich diversity has enhanced the City's attraction as a great place to do business, visit, work and raise a family.

Among the City's attractions are the world-renowned Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, the Automotive Hall of Fame, Fairlane Town Center and Dearborn's Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.