Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) assists with business recruitment, expansion and retention with a particular focus on new job creation. MCEDC provides free and confidential assistance to businesses looking to expand or relocate to Madera County. Please contact us if you need the following:

  • Business/Project Assistance
  • Business Advice
  • Business Incentive Information
  • Small Business Gap Financing
  • Industrial & Commercial Site Selection
  • Site Tours
  • Demographics
  • Quarterly Industrial Vacancy Reports
  • Information on Workforce Programs
  • General Information or Questions about Madera County


Our mission is to position Madera County as an economically viable and vibrant county by aggressively pursuing all avenues of growth for new and existing businesses, with the goal of maximizing employment opportunities, tax base, and quality of life.

Company Overview

MCEDC is a joint Powers Authority comprised of the County of Madera, the City of Madera, and the City of Chowchilla.


MCEDC Commissioners

  1. Chairperson; Robert Poythress, Madera Chamber of Commerce
  2. Brad Ditton, Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce
  3. Anthony Corales, Public Utility
  4. John McCann, Industry-at-large
  5. Jordan Wamhoff, Madera County Board of Supervisors
  6. Santos Garcia, Madera City Council
  7. Waseem Ahmed, Chowchilla City Council
  8. Paige Hill, Chowchilla Chamber of Commerce
  9. Wade Wheeler, North Fork Chamber of Commerce
  10. Maiknue Vang, Workforce Development Board of Madera County
  11. Danielle Melella, Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce
  12. Ollia Ridge, Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce
  13. Laura Young, Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce

Top 3 Reasons To Choose Madera County

  • Low cost of living means your business can grow and flourish.
  • Madera County is located in the center of California so reaching major cities is an easy 3-hour drive.
  • Madera County is focused on business attraction & retention so expect a streamlineD permitting process.

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