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This is why Businesses & Residents choose Madison! Do you need any more reasons?
Best of Business!
  • Huntsville & Madison identified as AMERICA’S #1 FASTEST-GROWING TECH CITIES, CBS News Moneywatch, 2017.
  • Alabama was awarded the #1 IN THE 3-5M POPULATION CATEGORY FOR THE 2017 SILVER SHOVEL AWARD based on attraction of high-value investment projects to create new jobs, Area Development, 2017.
  • Alabama is ranked #9 in the Nation for FRIENDLY POLICY ENVIRONMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, 2017.
  • One of the TOP METROS TO “POWER THE U.S. ECONOMY” Bloomberg Business, 2015.
  • Madison named DIGITAL CAPITAL OF ALABAMA, Google, 2013.
  • Alabama is ranked 3rd in the U.S. in the USE OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS.
  • TOP 5 locations for ELECTRONICS, COMPUTER HARDWARE, AND MATERIALS ENGINEERS.
  • TOP 5 for SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS.
  • HIGHEST RATIO OF ENGINEERS in the U.S.
  • TOP 15% of population with BACHELOR’s DEGREE or HIGHER.
  • Highest ratio of COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYSTS and USER SUPPORT SPECIALIST.
  • 5th LARGEST PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM in the U.S.

Best of Schools!
  • Bob Jones High School identified as #2 BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN ALABAMA, Niche 2017.
  • Discovery Middle School becomes FIRST SCHOOL IN NORTH ALABAMA TO ATTAIN ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION FROM THE EPA AND DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, 2017.
  • Bob Jones High School receives Alabama Attorney General’s 2016 SAFE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 2017.
  • Bob Jones High School ranked (#932 out of 22,000) as BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. earning a Silver Medal, U.S. News and World Report 2017.
  • James Clemens High School ranked (#1060 out of 22,000) as BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. earning a Silver Medal, U.S. News and World Report 2017.
  • Bob Jones and James Clemens High Schools placed in the top five of Alabama high schools annual MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS, Washington Post 2017.
  • Bob Jones and James Clemens High Schools placed in the top 10 of Alabama high schools annual BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN ALABAMA, U.S. News and World Report 2017.
  • Bob Jones High School ranked (#3 out of 100) BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOR ATHLETES IN ALABAMA, Niche 2017.
  • Madison City Schools (#4 out of 100) BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ALABAMA, Niche 2017.
  • Madison City Schools receive a 10 OUT OF 10 RATING on Great! Schools, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted 3rd BEST SCHOOL DISTRICT in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted 4th SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH BEST TEACHERS in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted 2nd SAFEST SCHOOL DISTRICT in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted #1 Best School District for Athletes in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted 15th Most Diverse School District in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted 5th Best Place to Teach in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City Schools voted 16th LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT in Alabama Niche, 2017.
  • Overall GRADE OF A+ by Niche, 2017.
  • Madison City schools #1 IN ALABAMA FOR COLLEGE PREPAREDNESS, Niche 2016.
  • Bob Jones High School was ranked 6th BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN ALABAMA by U.S. News, 2016.
  • Madison City schools among the Nation’s TOP PRODUCERS OF NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS.
  • Bob Jones High School ranks 3rd IN THE NATION FOR SENDING CADETS TO WEST POINT.
  • Bob Jones High School was ranked in the TOP 1,500 HIGH SCHOOLS IN AMERICA by Newsweek, 2008, 2009
  • Voted #1 SPORTS PROGRAM, Sports Illustrated, 2008.
  • Voted #1 ART PROGRAM IN AMERICA, Scholastic Art and Writing Association, 2008.
  • Ranked TOP 2% OF AMERICA’S HIGH SCHOOLS, U.S. News & World Report, 2008.
  • Ranked TOP 5% OF AMERICA’S HIGH SCHOOLS, Newsweek, 2008, 2007.
  • Madison City Schools PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR AWARDS, 2006.

Quality of Life!
  • Madison (#91 of 100) BEST PLACES TO LIVE in America, Niche, 2017.
  • Madison (#1 of 15) BEST ZIP CODE TO LIVE in Alabama, Niche, 2017.
  • Madison (#1 of 100) BEST PLACES TO BUY A HOUSE in Alabama, Niche, 2017.
  • Madison (#1 of 100) BEST PLACES TO RAISE A FAMILY in Alabama, Niche, 2017.
  • Madison named 14th SAFEST CITIES in Alabama, National Council for Home Safety and Security, 2017.
  • Madison (#3 of 100) BEST PLACES FOR MILLENNIALS in Alabama, Niche 2017.
  • Madison (#2 OF155) BEST PLACES TO LIVE in Alabama, Niche, 2017 and 2016.
  • Madison County #1 BEST COUNTY TO LIVE in Alabama, Niche, 2017.
  • Madison named one of the SAFEST CITIES in Alabama (14th), National Council for Home Safety and Security, 2017.
  • Madison ranked (#1 OF 155) BEST PLACE TO BUY A HOUSE in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (#2 of 155) BEST PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (#3 of 154) PLACES WITH THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (#10 of 155) BEST PLACES FOR MILLENNIALS in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (39 of 155) HEALTHIEST PLACES TO LIVE in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (#41 of 95) SAFEST PLACES TO LIVE in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (#71 of 155) BEST PLACES TO RETIRE in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison ranked (357 of 155) MOST DIVERSE PLACES TO LIVE in Alabama, Niche, 2016.
  • Madison is ranked 8th BEST SMALL CITIES FOR WORKING PARENTS, Nerdwallet, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Madison is ranked in the top 100 $100K CLUB: AMERICA’S HIGHEST EARNING CITIES, Nerdwallet, 2015.
  • Madison is ranked in the top 50 BEST SMALL CITIES FOR FAMILIES nationally, Nerdwallet, 2015.
  • Madison ranked 2nd BEST CITY IN AMERICA FOR MILITARY VETERANS, Nerdwallet, 2015.
  • FASTEST GROWING METRO IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015.
  • Madison is ranked 9th BEST CITIES FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP in Alabama, Nerdwallet 2014.
  • Top 100 MOST POPULAR CITIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Sperling’s Best Places.
  • Madison is recognized by Safewise.com as one of the 30 SAFEST CITIES IN ALABAMA.
  • Family Circle, and CNN Money Magazine ALL ranked Madison as a GREAT PLACE TO “GROW” A BUSINESS AND FAMILY.
  • Madison Fire & Rescue nationally recognized as 1 of 133 fire departments to receive a CLASS 1 PUBLIC PROTECTION CLASSIFICATION RATING by the Insurance Services Office.  Only 2 departments in the State have received this rating.
  • Madison Street Festival recognized as one of the TOP 20 FALL FESTIVALS IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA.
  • Madison City Police Department received the BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY POLICE SERVICES by CISCO, 2014.
  • Madison FASTEST GROWING CITY in the Alabama, Huntsville Times, 2012.
  • Madison #96 in TOP 100 BEST PLACES TO LIVEMoney, 2011.
  • BEST SMALL CITY TO LIVE, Money Magazine, 2011, 2009
  • Madison named 2nd BEST PLACE TO GROW UP, U.S. News & World Report, 2010.
  • Huntsville-Madison metro area ranked 8th TOP 25 PLACES TO RETIRE, CNN Money, 2010.
  • BEST PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY & KIDS, U.S. News & World Report, 2010
  • Madison us #49 of BEST SMALL CITIES IN WHICH TO LIVEMoney Magazine 2009.
  • Madison (#356 of 379) BEST GREEN CITY, County Home Magazine, 2007.
  • The Alabama Tourism Department ranked many of our regional attractions in their TOP RANKED TOURISM SITES IN ALABAMA:
      1. #1 U.S. Space and Rocket Center, is the largest space museum in the world with an annual attendance of 659,000.
      2. #6 Point Mallard Park with an annual attendance of 291,000.
      3. #7 Huntsville Botanical Garden with an annual attendance of 247,000.
      4. #10 EarlyWorks Museum with an annual attendance of 165,000.

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