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Demographics

  • Jackson-Madison County is a community on the move.
  • Over the past 10 years, new and existing manufacturing and distribution industries have invested over $1 billion in Madison County.
  • Jackson’s economic diversity creates a healthy business climate that is not dependent on any one product or service.
  • Through new industry and expansion of existing industry, 6,579 new jobs were added to our community during the last 10 years.
  • Located in the center of West Tennessee on Interstate 40, Jackson and Tennessee are within a day’s drive of 76 percent of the major markets in this country.
  • Jackson-Madison County is the medical, retail, cultural and geographical center for the Jackson trade area, which has nearly 400,000 residents.
  • Jackson draws the majority of its labor force from Madison and the contiguous eight counties. About 30 percent of Madison County's workforce commutes from surrounding counties.  The percentage for the manufacturing and distribution workforce is even higher.
  • Jackson's draw from the surrounding area also allows for many services and amenities not normally found in a community of its size.  The medical community, for example, offers a full range of services that are most often found only in major medical centers.