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Low costs of doing business. Well connected. These are some of the phrases used to describe the hospitable business climate of Madison-Jefferson County. Whether it's our - business-friendly area with easy transportation and connections to Southern and Southeastern Indiana, 25 minutes to east/west or north/south interstates and the rest of the nation, as well as Louisville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Our Business First program for new or expanding businesses, Madison-Jefferson County has the climate and resources businesses need to thrive.
Madison is located in the triangle formed by Indianapolis, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio known as the "Golden Triangle" because of its unique combination of economic potential and attractive life style. There are nearly five million people seated on our Historic Madison doorstep.
We offer more open space for recreation than any other area in the Midwest, ranging from the Ohio River and large reservoirs to diversified State and private recreation areas offering camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and golf, plus Madison has its Old River town atmosphere, its paddle wheel boats that stop on our riverfront, its old unique buildings and a Main Street that is unlike anywhere else.
We have the opportunity to be the largest tourist attraction in this region of the country if not the entire Mid-West. Madison an 18 th Century style attraction featuring grand homes, old commercial buildings on Main Street, and a scenic riverfront with steamboats stopping by in the summer. Downtown Madison is one of the most sought after premier destination anywhere.