Madison County, New York

Industrial Development Agency

Madison County, New York

Madison County is located in the center of New York State, offering relocating and expanding businesses strategic logistical advantages, access to higher education, and a wide selection of shovel-ready properties.


An Exceptional Location

Located in the geographic center of New York State, Madison County is nestled between Syracuse and Utica-Rome and a regional population of one million people. Its location offers businesses exceptional transportation options, including ready access to Interstates, Class I rail, airports, and barge access to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. Madison County, New York, has a regional workforce of over 433,000, with strengths in agriculture, alternative energy, back office & call centers, logistics & distribution, and manufacturing. There are numerous industrial parks, as well as a deep inventory of available sites and buildings, many of them shovel-ready, to speed your time to market. Madison County itself is largely rural, with lots of wide open spaces and a cost of living that is 10% lower than the U.S. average. A vibrant Community Supported Agriculture program brings locally-grown food to residents nearly year-round. And the big-city amenities of Syracuse, Utica and Rome, New York, are only an hour away. Seventeen area colleges and universities provide workforce training and education, and also enhance the region’s high quality of life. Madison County’s energetic college-age population that is 45% larger, on a percentage basis, than the U.S. average. Contact us to learn more about the advantages of growing your business in Madison County, New York. Madison County


Upstate Revitalization News:
Central New York is at the cusp of an exciting time for our community’s future.  The Governor has proposed a competition for up to $500,000,000 in economic development funding to nurture transformational initiatives for our region.  Read the Upstate plan to learn more about our future opportunities:

CNY Upstate Revitalization Proposal


Agriculture and Renewable Energy Park News:
Madison County is soliciting input for recruitment of greenhouses. Please see RPF for more information

Draft Plastics to Oil RFP (ID 870021)

Madison County RFP article


Madison County Economic Development Information

Madison County Fact Sheet updated 2015

Madison County Long Term Economic Development Plan

The creation of this website was assisted with a grant from National Grid, through the NYS Public Service Commission approved Economic Development Plan.