Demographics

Madison has traditionally been an agricultural area and has sought to diversify and improve its economic status during the last several years. Several milestones mark the success of that venture, including construction of water and sewer facilities to three of the four interchanges. Madison has also undergone a visioning process and has established goals and benchmarks for the continued improvement of our community development.

Madison County is centrally located in North Florida along the I-10 corridor and twenty miles from interstate 75. We are approximately 50 miles east of Tallahassee, and 111 miles west of Jacksonville. There are deep water ports in Jacksonville and also at the mouth of the St. Marks River (approximately 50 miles).

Madison County has a population of approximately 19,000. However, utilizing a radius of 30 miles the population increases to 163,802; according to statistics provided by Progress Energy.

LOCAL INCENTIVES:

  • Within Madison County there are three Enterprise Zones, which provide some valuable tax incentives. www.floridaenterprisezone
  • Tax Abatement is available and may be negotiated up to 100% for 10 years.
  • Additional State incentives including QTI, Rural Job Credits, etc.
  • Workforce training available through Workforce Florida grants and the local North Florida Community College which is located in the City of Madison.
  • Possible waiver or reduction of utility and water/wastewater connection expense.

TRANSPORTATION

  • The I-10 corridor runs through Madison County
  • Interstate 75 located 20 miles east of Lee
  • Rail lines run east and west through Madison County as well as North and South
  • For more information contact our office at
  • 850-971-5867 or e-mail us at leemanager@leeflorida.org