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Competitive Advantages

For greater operational strength and more abundant opportunity, make it Madison County and make the most of competitive advantages including:

A best-in-class climate that exemplifies business-friendly Florida.

Madison County is a community eager to welcome your business and ready to make things happen to speed your growth. You’ll notice a new-found ease and speed as you travel Madison County’s uncongested roadways; the same is true for your business, moving rapidly toward ROI with expedited permitting, lower costs and fruitful County incentives plus concierge service that helps your enterprise realize to the fullest Florida’s many pro-business benefits and incentives.

Make it Madison County and we make your success our mission, helping your operation find the right site or space; connecting your enterprise to the best Florida incentives; helping to recruit and retain the right team to realize your goals; and always being an ally, a partner and a trusted resource now and long into the future.

Location and logistics for strategic access and rapid reach.

Madison County’s central location at the top of Florida, just 55 miles from Tallahassee and 110 miles from Jacksonville, offers easy access to major metros from Miami to Nashville, from Mobile to Savannah. Plus, omni-modal logistics put your operation on track for rapid global reach through:

  • Interstate:
    With four interchanges across the County, I-10 offers coast-to-coast, east-west access. Just 30 minutes away I-75 offers transcontinental north-south reach.

  • Rail:
    Rail-connected industrial sites are served by Florida Gulf and Atlantic Railroad, a Class III line certified for 286,000 GWR and connecting daily with CSX Class I rail, assuring blanket coverage of Eastern markets.

  • Port:
    Madison offers the perfect interstate-port combination for rapid global container shipping in an I-10 location midway between Jacksonville’s JaxPort just 2 hours away on the Atlantic side and Port of Panama City on the Gulf. Other ports in Florida’s extensive network are also easily accessible.

  • Air:
    Convenient service includes Valdosta Regional Airport just 30 minutes away, Tallahassee International Airport just an hour away, and Jacksonville International Airport just 2 hours away.

Available acreage.

Let us custom parcel a site that powers performance. Two County-owned industrial parks offer 100+ prime acres ready for development, including acreage with high-profile I-10 frontage. County ownership means that for qualified projects, sites may be available at no cost. Adding in privately owned tracts, altogether 6,000+ developable acres are available for development.

Leading-edge workforce training.

From recruitment through training, your workforce needs are answered quickly and effectively by the powerful partnership of two talent development leaders, nationally recognized North Florida College and CareerSource North Florida, ranked #2 in the state for measurable outcomes. Driven by their collaborative expertise and experience, the Madison County talent pipeline delivers a skilled, dedicated and affordable workforce with one-stop ease.

Traditions that support innovation and growth.

Deep roots in agriculture and an authentic cultural heritage support the work ethic and ingenuity to realize tomorrow’s innovations today. Madison County boasts the first fiber-to-home broadband service provided by a Florida electric cooperative. Other innovators include:

  • BlueTriton (formerly Nestle Waters) bottling facility was the first manufacturing facility in Florida to earn Silver Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.

  • Birdsong Peanuts, leading its sector in sustainability with a dramatically reduced carbon footprint and landfill waste reduction.

  • Full Circle Dairy, where teamwork + technology equals higher productivity and quality, in a family-owned operation with the only rotary milking parlor in the state.

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For a partner, an ally, a trusted resource, make it Madison County.

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