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Target Industries

The City of Madison, Alabama seeks to attract businesses and industries in a variety of different fields, though there are several target industries that the City of Madison Industrial Development Board has had success in growing and serving. These industries are the primary targets for the City of Madison, Alabama’s current expansion program.

Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing

The proximity to the Redstone Arsenal and Marshall Space Flight Center makes Madison an ideal location for businesses in the aerospace and defense sectors. Aerospace technology has translated to advanced manufacturing in these and related fields. Current companies in the aerospace and defense sectors located in Madison, AL include:


With I-565 and I-65 minutes away, Madison is in a midpoint location within the expanding southeast automotive industry. The city offers many advantages to companies within the automotive industry, including access to a high-quality workforce trained at nearby technical schools and plants.

Business Facilities magazine previously ranked Alabama No. 2 among the states for automotive manufacturing strength, calling the state a “rising automotive powerhouse.” In addition to the nearby Mazda-Toyota Facility, current companies in the automotive field located in Madison, AL include:

Corporate Headquarters

Madison, Alabama offers a family-friendly, lower-cost way of life for companies who seek a headquarters site with great schools, proximity to beaches, hiking destinations, and golf, as well as a progressive southeast location. In Madison, a high value is placed on the best education for students along with a diverse and inclusive culture. With accolades from Family Circle, U.S. News & World Report, and CNN Money Magazine, Madison is a great place to “grow” business and family. Several corporate headquarters are located in Madison, including:


Located amongst biotech resources such as the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), known for its leading cancer treatment; the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) offering its Research Institute; and immediately west of Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute, a nationally-known human genome research body’ Madison offers opportunities for biotech firms. Existing biotech firms include:

Information Technology

With nearby University of Alabama Huntsville’s Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (CMSA), government and military contracting needs at Redstone Arsenal, and the highly educated and skilled workforce drawn to the area, Madison continues to offer rich resources for hi-tech computer systems design, modeling and simulation, and cybersecurity. Current companies in information technology fields located in Madison, AL include: