Madison County Development Group works to increase economic activity, increase employment and build the tax base of Madison County, Iowa.
Make Your Move to Madison County
Conveniently located just off the two major Iowa Interstate highways, I-80 (east/west) and I-35 (north/south), as well as criss-crossed by U.S. Highway 169 and Highway 92, Madison County is easily accessible from any direction. The county seat, Winterset, is just 30 miles from Des Moines, the state capitol of Iowa.
Madison County also has a highly capable and growing labor force and is the second-fastest growing county in the state. We are known world-wide as the birthplace of John Wayne, one of the world’s favorite movie stars, and the historic covered bridges made famous by the book and movie “Bridges of Madison County.”
Iowa has been a Right to Work State since 1977, comfortably situated in the Central time zone.