Economic Development

Madison - the right place for business

Conveniently located adjacent to Huntsville, Huntsville International Airport, Redstone Arsenal and Cummings Research Park, Madison, Alabama boasts high average incomes & high education levels, along with a business-welcoming, family-friendly environment that entices young professionals, retirees, and growing families. CNN Money Magazine named Madison in its top 50 Best Places to Live over 10 years ago and the City remains strong - in 2021, 2022 and 2023 Madison was ranked the #1 Zip Code in Alabama to live in, based on a variety of factors evaluated by Niche, and ranked 12th in the United States in 2021 by Money Magazine.

Madison’s impressive business community (a mix of hi-tech, service businesses, & retail stores) is ever-expanding to meet the needs of this steadily growing population & technology/research center.

Planned development projects & capital improvements to key roadways keep this progressive community moving. Expanded access to I-565, the nearby full-service airport, beautiful surroundings & sense of community make Madison a great place to grow your family & your business.

Madison’s Economic Development staff assist in:

  • Attracting new businesses to Madison
  • Assisting existing business with growth & expansion
  • Assisting in the (re)development of the downtown area
  • Promoting Madison’s superior business climate & quality of life
  • Coordination with the Madison Industrial Development Board
  1. Resources
  2. Development Regulations
  3. Economic Development 101
  4. Bring it to Madison Results
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Do you have a new business you'd like to see in Madison?

You can complete our online "Bring it to Madison" business suggestion form to let us know what businesses you want to see in the community! View the results in the tab above called "Bring it to Madison Results"!