A Multi-Faceted Approach
Whereas as comprehensive planning is a broader and often regulatory approach to city management, community development is generally a targeted and more incentive-based approach.
To insure a quality city for residents, businesses, and visitors, the City of Madison supports an array of community development strategies, initiatives, programs, and projects:
The Madison-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a nonprofit corporation partially funded through Madison's hotel/motel tax, guides the very successful community tourism effort. The CVB employs a full-time director. In addition to operating the Madison Welcome Center, the CVB coordinates all regional marketing initiatives and concentrates upon promoting Madison and Morgan County to both national and international visitors. Tourism has become Madison's leading economic engine and is instrumental to local economic vitality and community development.
ECONOMIC / INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is the leading agency for attracting new business investment, assisting retention and expansion of existing businesses, and promoting Morgan County for destination meetings, tourism, and filming. Madison taxpayers provide 65% of the funding necessary to employ an Economic Development Director. The director seeks, assists, and provides information to potential developments seeking available site and buildings throughout Morgan County.