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MCEDA’s mission is to encourage the growth of the county’s existing business and industry, attract new investment and higher-paying jobs, and to increase Madison County’s competitiveness leading to a diverse, vibrant economy benefitting all the county’s citizens.

Madison County

Located in Mississippi’s largest MSA, Madison County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, with an 8.1% population growth over the past 5 years. For the past two years, Madison the City has been voted the best place to live in Mississippi by Mississippi Magazine and Ridgeland was voted by Expedia as Top 50 most comfortable places to live in the U.S. Within just a short drive, many people enjoy the activities the Jackson metro has to offer such as over 560 restaurants, 58 parks, 639 churches, 485 retail establishments, 14 golf courses, and 31 museums.

Quality of Life

Madison County offers a variety of outdoor activities for everyone. The Natchez Trace boasts several miles of biking and running trails and is considered a U.S. National Park. Madison County is also home to several beautiful golf courses around the area and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The Reservoir is a 33,000-acre lake that brings an approximate 2.5 million visitors each year where people can enjoy a variety of activities such as boating and fishing.

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Latest News & Updates

COVID-19 Mississippi Tax Deadline Extensions

Clinton, Miss. – Mississippi Department of Revenue Response to Requests for Relief   The Mississippi Department of Revenue is aware of the new pressures on the business community and state governments in responding to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are committed to...

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Entergy Mississippi Powering Up Madison County Mega Site

Entergy Mississippi to invest $57 million in project to attract economic development, improve reliability JACKSON, Mississippi –The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved Entergy Mississippi’s construction of a $57-million substation at the Madison County...

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Pathways2Possibilities: P2P comes to Central Mississippi

Pathways2Possibilities:P2P comes to Central Mississippi to help 8th graders and identified older youth explore opportunities for their career future.We are excited to launch the inaugural P2P Career Fair in Central Mississippi on Wednesday and Thursday, November 6th...

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Fastenal Distribution Center Grand Opening

MCEDA, Gov. Phil Bryant and executives from leading industrial supply company Fastenal, along with over 100 attendees, celebrated the grand opening of the Fastenal's new distribution center in Madison County on Thursday, October 17th.

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