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Business and Development


Welcome to the Jefferson County area, a region known for its strong appreciation of business and free enterprise. Here, local business leaders collaborate extensively, pooling their strengths to foster an environment where individuals, organizations, and businesses thrive. Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana, offer an ideal setting for establishing or expanding your business endeavors.

Our area boasts affordable housing, exceptional schools, cutting-edge higher education facilities, quality healthcare services, a vibrant arts and cultural district, and extensive recreational opportunities, all within a framework of a low cost of living. Situated just a short distance from Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis, with convenient access to major transportation arteries like Interstate 65, Interstate 71, U.S. 421, and Indiana highways 7, 56, and 62, our location ensures swift access to the broader region. Madison's well-equipped municipal airport, excellent rail services, and shipping access on the Ohio River further enhance connectivity and logistical advantages.

Whether you are considering relocation, expansion, or initiating a new venture, the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to facilitating your endeavors. Our website offers a comprehensive profile of our county, up-to-date statistical information, links to valuable business resources, and more. Should you require assistance beyond the available resources, please don't hesitate to contact us; our team is committed to providing the necessary guidance and support for your business needs.

Small Business Resources

For comprehensive guidance on launching your small business in the Jefferson County area, we recommend reaching out to the Southeast Indiana ISBDA or visiting the Indiana Small Business Development Center. These resources offer invaluable support and tools tailored for new business ventures.

Remember, we're here for you too! Whether you need information, resources, assistance with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, or access to local networking opportunities, don't hesitate to contact us. We're dedicated to supporting your entrepreneurial journey and providing the necessary tools for your business success.

population map


  • Madison: 12,357
  • Hanover: 3,469
  • Jefferson County: 32,428



  • 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

Financial Information

Connect with a local bank to explore financing options, business accounts, and tailor-made payment solutions. Alternatively, reach out to a local accountant for specialized financial assistance.

The City of Madison oversees a local Revolving Loan Fund, and we're here to guide you on how to access additional funding avenues such as the MicroLoan Fund or PACE Program. Additionally, our partners may provide supplementary assistance programs, augmenting your financial options. Remember, the Small Business Administration offers funding opportunities as well.

For more information or any inquiries, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to assist you in navigating through the diverse range of financial resources available for your business needs.

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