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Sector assets like no other: Innovative and uniquely supportive.

A robust talent pipeline, high value incentives, strategic logistics, and the creative synergies of an artfully innovative community all together make Madison County a singularly attractive location for multiple sectors, including:

Tech Enterprises & Other Entrepreneurships.  Music is in the air here, and so is innovation, with a harmonious labor and business climate that helps fresh ideas take off. Designated by the White House as a national TechHire community as part of the South Central Appalachian TechHire program, Madison offers services like the TechRamp Madison coding camp to insure the quality of the tech workforce.  Plus, our fiber optic backbone combined with a collaborative provider effort means we’re ready to serve businesses requiring a minimum 3MB bandwidth.

Advanced Manufacturing. A dense labor pool within a 50-mile radius assures workforce quantity, while deeply held traditions of creativity and excellence are enhanced through higher education and advanced training assets. Get your operation up and running fast, with low- or no-cost specialized training provided through Asheville-Buncombe Community College (A-B Tech) in partnership with NC Works Services. Keep your goods on the move, with fast-moving logistical options, and get to bottom line profitability more rapidly with superb incentives.

Creative Arts. It’s no exaggeration to say that success is a beautiful thing in Madison, where artful innovation is a way of life. A highlight on the Blue Ridge Music Trail, Madison also sits in the heart of North Carolina’s arts and crafts region, minutes from both the Penland School of Crafts and the studios of Asheville. Some of our ceramic artists have gained world renown; all of our artists reap the benefits of affordable costs and rural serenity that nurture creativity, with urban attractions just minutes away in Asheville.

Recreation Manufacturing. Work more effectively in one of the nation’s top destinations for outdoor play. A high quality labor force knowledgeable in your market needs and excellent logistics are only the start of your advantages in a location that also offers critical authenticity for your recreation and/or outdoor brand identity. Steeped in the culture and practices of earth stewardship, Madison makes top quality products while lowering costs to both employers and to the environment. Cultivate your success, and watch your brand grow stronger in every way in Madison.

Agribusiness/Natural Products. Reap the benefits of an exceptional partnership between human and natural resources in a region where agribusiness enjoys especially rewarding success in organic farming and processing. Flourish with the support of superior work ethic traditions and innovative methods assuring growth that is sustainable in every way.

Agribusiness/Natural Products

Healthcare and Medical. Madison has the Rx for healthcare success with a growing population attracted to the area’s lifestyle advantages and a ready staffing pool of high quality professionals, thanks to the area’s portfolio of education assets. At Mars Hill University, the recently constructed three-story Ferguson Health Sciences Center is the new and spacious home to the Judge-McRae School of Nursing, while at A-B Tech, the approximately 170,000-sq.-ft. Ferguson Center for Allied Health provides state-of-the-art training facilities for 18 different Allied Health programs.  From excellent bedside care to outstanding office and laboratory performance, your healthcare workforce needs are answered in Madison.

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