Huntsville & Madison County
The City of Huntsville AKA Rocket City is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast – consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications.
Technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Cummings Research Park. Huntsville successfully combines the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity.
The neighboring City of Madison is rich in history and character. Once called Madison Station, where the trains stopped to pick up the cotton crop, the City is now a cosmopolitan economic center for western Madison County – the focal point of North Alabama’s technology boom.
Madison County is Alabama’s third most populated county with the state’s second highest per capita income. Madison County is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley, approximately 100 miles directly south of Nashville. To the west and east, it is equal distance from Mississippi and Georgia. The county includes 806 square miles ranging from the southern most ridges of the Appalachians to the Tennessee River.
Ranked 3rd Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals in the Nation | July 2012, Kiplinger’s Magazine
One of the Top 10 Best Performing Cities in the Country | December 2011, Milken Institute
Nation’s 3rd largest Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Hub | August 2011, Business Facilities
One of the Top 5 Small Cities of the Future in North & South America | April 2011, fDI Magazine
Second Highest Concentration of High-Tech Workers in the Nation (2nd only to San Jose’s Silicon Valley) | December 2010, TechAmerica Foundation, Cybercities Report
One of the nation’s Top 10 Places for Business and Careers | April 2010, Forbes