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We are dedicated to the economic sustainability of Madison County and improving the quality of life for our community. If you are considering joining our community for business or life please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss what options we have for you. Our focus is on the people and on building relationships. We understand that it’s the human capital which truly matters and working together to make Madison County a place unlike any other.

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Economic Development Board

The purpose of the Economic Development Board is to promote quality economic development within Madison County through a focus on the retention and growth of existing business and industry, the attraction of new commercial and industrial development, and the encouragement of entrepreneurship, to improve the lives of all Madison County residents. This board works to establish a framework for recommending economic development policies, guidelines, and expenditures to the Madison County Board of Commissioners, as well as establish strong partnerships with all local, state, and federal agencies deemed appropriate. They recognize their job is to help facilitate a strong environment for a diverse and growing economy, as well as to increase the prosperity of all Madison County citizens. 

Ryan Cody, Chair

Forrest Gilliam, Vice Chair

Chad Bradley

Lee McElrath

Bruce Murray

Jonathan Szucs

Tammie Whitlock

Jeff Willis

Ex-Officio Members;

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