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It's what it's all about; Main Street is for everyone! The approach designed by the National Main Street Center is to create places of shared prosperity, equal access to opportunity, and inclusive engagement. All of this can be found and expanded upon in downtown Madison, Indiana. Invest in downtown today to contribute to these efforts. We can't wait to see you downtown!


A few reasons: history, festivals, night life, family, amenities, & walkability.

Visit our LIVE (click on LIVE) page to learn more about our friends in the real estate business and the potential in Madison. Living in the city of Madison and downtown Madison means knowing all of your neighbors and having the ability to raise a family, visit family, or go out on the town any night of the week. 

"When we retired, we left the suburbs of Cincinnati and chose to live in downtown Madison because of the small town culture, great local music, the ability to be outside and walk and enjoy the historic architecture. I literally walk Main Street and sing "I'm the happiest girl in the U.S.A""


-Lisa Ferguson, downtown resident


A few reasons: walk to work, walk to grab coffee or lunch between meetings, establish your office or business out of a 100+ year old building, endless opportunity & potential for employment!

Visit our WORK (click on WORK) page to learn more about the resources available in downtown to start your business, work for an established business downtown, or find part time jobs & internships. 

"Historic buildings and their architecture have soul & roots with the locals that live here. And that is what I wanted for my small business; to have a soup with a unique & rooted vibe."


-Koko Heath, Scarlet Begonia


A few reasons: access to the Ohio River & water sports, night life, music, playgrounds, nature,art, culture, & affordability!

Visit our PLAY(click on PLAY) page to learn more about the festivals and events our partners organize annually. Keep up with local restaurants and retailers through social media and local advertisements. Downtown Madison is Indiana's next music city. Spend a weekend downtown and see for yourself! 

"Mad Paddle chose Madison for its historic Rivertown charm. We are excited to be part of Madison’s vibrant growing music scene!”


-Jerry Wade, Mad Paddle Brewery


Checkout our events on the home page to visit Madison and make your way downtown. We are an hour from Cincinatti, OH., Louisville,KY., & just South of Indianapolis, IN. Contact MMSP or one of our friends to help plan your trip and to make the most of it. 

We can't wait to see you downtown!