Welcome to Dublin!
Dublin, Ohio, USA is a progressive, well-educated and innovative city surrounding the Scioto River in the northwest area of metropolitan Columbus.
Approximately 25 square miles and home to 44,000 people, the City annually hosts Jack Nicklaus' PGA Tour Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club and one of the nation's largest Irish cultural events – the Dublin Irish Festival. In 2014 and 2012, Dublin was recognized as the Most Outstanding Global Festival and Event City in the World by the International Festivals and Events Association.
Dublin also is known as a leader in municipal innovations, including tax increment financing, Dublink Broadband and green initiatives.
Dublin has long been recognized as a premier community, not only locally, but also internationally. Home to Ohio's largest corporation, Cardinal Health – 21 on the Fortune 500 list, Dublin also is the headquarters of the Wendy's Company, Ashland Inc. and OCLC.
Dublin's diverse and sound economic base provides the foundation for the present and future stability of the City. The City's continued economic vitality is the result of quality development, strategic planning and aggressive efforts to attract and retain high-quality commercial development.
All three high schools consistently rank among the top high schools in the country. Dublin City Schools has the highest average ACT score, (25.5) of any Ohio district with an enrollment of more than 10,000. With 25 institutes of higher learning in Central Ohio, including Ohio University at Dublin, Columbus State's Dublin Regional Learning Center and The Ohio State University in nearby Columbus, the region offers a pipeline to 115,000 college students and 20,000 annual graduates.
Dublin's largest source of funding is income tax revenues, which are allocated 75 percent to the General Fund and 25 percent to the Capital Improvements Program (CIP). Dublin's healthy tax base provides the resources necessary to keep pace with the city's growth and underwrite the high quality of life enjoyed by Dublin's corporate and residential citizens.
The CIP establishes a fiscally sound plan for Dublin's future investment in capital infrastructure and provides financial guidelines that identify available revenue sources, debt capacity and policy for projecting revenues and designating reserves to be maintained.
Dublin's fiscally sound stewardship has earned the City the highest available bond ratings – AAA from Moody's Investors Service and AAA from Fitch Ratings – a distinction carried by approximately three percent of rated cities nationwide.
These ratings reflect the cooperative efforts of private citizens, civic leaders, government officials and business representatives. Such widespread commitment to the community ensures that Dublin will remain one of the most desirable suburbs in Central Ohio and the Midwest.