• Madison Area Business & Development

  • Welcome to the Madison, Indiana area! There’s a strong appreciation for business and free enterprise here. You’ll find extensive cooperation and collaboration between local companies. By working closely together and partnering on projects, local managers are able to leverage the strengths of other companies. Imagine a place where you are supported by individuals, organizations, and businesses that want to help YOU succeed! That’s exactly what you’ll find in Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana. Let us help you start or expand your business here.

    We offer affordable housing, excellent schools, cutting-edge higher education, top-quality healthcare, an vibrant arts and cultural district, extensive recreational opportunities, and more – all at a very low cost of living! We’re just a short trip to Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis and their airports, minutes from Interstate 65, and close to Interstate 71. We’re also served by U.S. 421, and Indiana highways 7, 56 and 62, so you can get anywhere in the region quickly. Madison has one of the best municipal airports in the country, excellent rail service, and shipping opportunities on the Ohio River.

    Whether you’re looking to relocate, expand or start a new business, the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you and provide everything you need to make an informed business decision. On our site you will find a profile of our county, up-to-date statistics, links to business resources and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find it.


  • Madison Indiana Jefferson County Population-Map.jpg

    • Within 25 miles: 113,732
    • Within 50 miles: 1,727,942
    • Within 75 miles: 4,739,735
    • Within 100 miles: 8,110,667
    • Within 125 miles 9,829,641


    • Madison is just 12 miles from I-71 and 17 miles from I-65.
    • Madison Railroad operates a 25-mile mainline from Madison to North Vernon.
    • Madison Municipal Airport features a 5,000 foot runway capable of accommodating small GA aircraft and larger corporate jets


    • Louisville, KY: 50 miles
    • Cincinnati, OH: 73 miles
    • Lexington, KY: 87 miles
    • Indianapolis, IN: 92 miles
  • We suggest connecting with one of these banks to discuss financing, business accounts, and payment solutions. The City of Madison administers a local Revolving Loan Fund and may assist you through the process of applying for other funding, such as the MicroLoan Fund or PACE Program. Other assistance programs may be offered through our partners. Contact us for more information. As always, there are additional opportunities for funding through the Small Business Administration. Contact a local accountant to assist your with your financial needs.