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Our Mission

The mission of Madison County Economic Development (MCED) is to grow and strengthen Madison County, Indiana through a diversity of employers and job opportunities. 

Our success of over 9,300 new jobs and $3 Billion new investments in the last 15 years is poised to continue as our team of economic development professionals with strong multinational experience promotes our business friendly community.

How we do it

How We Do It
Convenient Location
  • 70 Million People within a 6 Hour Drive

  • 15 miles Northeast of Indianapolis

  • Along I-69 and Near I-70

  • Dual Rail System - CSX & NFX

Best-In-Class Support
  • Reliable, Redundant, Competitive Utilities

  • Shovel Ready Sites

  • Skilled Workforce

  • Workforce Training

  • Low Cost of Living

  • Low Cost of Doing Business

  • Competitive Incentive Plans

  • “Right to Work” State – Madison County no new unions in 25 years!

Viable & Diverse Economic Base

Global Tier I Advanced Automotive Parts Manufacturers

  • ELSA

  • Greenville Technology Inc. (GTI)

  • Keihin North American Headquarters & Engineering

  • NTN Driveshaft, Inc.

  • NTK Precision Axle

Internationally recognized Major Food Processors

  • Nestlé USA

  • Red Gold

  • Prairie Farms

  • Evermilk

Business to Pleasure

  • Ancient Great Mounds at Mounds State Park

  • Anderson Symphony Orchestra

  • Array of lodging, shopping, and restaurants

  • Harrah’s Hoosier Park Horse Racing & Casino

  • Historic Paramount Theatre

Professional Team


Our team can help you:

  • Find the perfect building or site.

  • Arrange reasonable local financing.

  • Cut through government red tape.

  • Facilitate utility and street extensions.

  • Provide information to expedite decision making.

  • Package local and state government incentive programs.

  • Create local partnerships to build and lease office or industrial space.

  • Locate local sources of equity capital.

  • Make referrals to reliable local builders, architects, realtors, or other professionals.

How WE got started 

The History of the MCED

Madison County Economic Development was formed in late 1983 through the merger of two non-profit corporations: the Anderson Business Development Corporation and the Anderson Downtown Development Corporation. This merger was in response to the devastating recession which had gripped Anderson in the first years of the 80’s decade.

MCED struggled to find a success formula in its first two years. In 1986, MCED leadership began an internal reorganization. A blue ribbon board of directors was recruited, new funds were raised, and a different staff was hired. MCED reinvented itself as a completely private sector community marketing organization, which it remains today. Local financial supporters have remained steadfast for more than a decade.

In 1987, MCED began planning an industrial park which later became known as The Flagship Industrial Park. This effort was undertaken in response to a lack of available industrial property in the area. In 1988, a partnership was formed on a handshake between MCED, Anderson’s new mayor Mark Lawler, and the Madison County Commissioners. This strong relationship laid the foundation for MCED’s (and Anderson’s) success.

From that integral point in time, MCED has assisted communities all over Madison County in attracting, retaining, and expanding more than 10,000 jobs and more than $3 Billion in investments as they continue to develop new business parks and training opportunities for our local community.



MCED’s charitable 501(c)3 not for profit organization status is based on the belief that stable, well compensated jobs are the cornerstone of a strong community: a person with solid employment is better able to care for his or her home and family and to support the institutions and benefits, which benefit the entire community through

positive economic impact.

MCED would not be able to produce these business attraction, retention, and expansion results without your support. We operate off of donations as a 501(c)3. Due to our operational need for donations, consider a donation this year.

 MCED is looking forward to continuing our growth in Madison County. We hope to have you as a partner and look forward to your support. 

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