Madison County, New York

Industrial Development Agency


Madison County Manufacturing

  • Madison County, New York is an excellent location for manufacturing operations:
  • Madison County draws labor from both the Syracuse and Utica-Rome markets, giving employers choices in hiring and average wages lower than New York State’s (see below).
  • Competitive electricity costs and a highly dependable power supply are key benefits to local manufacturers.
  • Despite New York State’s reputation as a union-heavy state, Madison County has a low unionization rate and has not experienced a private business labor strike in at least the past 30 years.
  • Labor availability in the manufacturing fields is significantly higher than in neighboring counties.
  • There are dozens of available sites and buildings, including many “shovel-ready” sites.
  • Seventeen higher education institutions fall within 60 miles of Madison County.
Median Hourly Wage – Manufacturing
Standard Occupational Classification Occupation Syracuse MSA (includes Madison County) Utica – Rome MSA New York State
51-1011 First Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Works $28.01 $24.97 $28.78
51-2092 Team Assemblers $14.35 $12.75 $12.67
51-4041 Machinists $19.14 $14.11 $19.68
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers $15.97 $17.12 $17.26
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $11.87 $11.81 $12.08

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage estimates.

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