Fort Madison is an active participant in the Tri-State Development Summit. Following devastating floods that economically impacted 35 counties within the states of Iowa, Illinois & Missouri, this task force was formed to assist & encourage economic growth in the area. The Tri-State Region has gained the recognition an United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Great Region because of theirTri-State Regional Plan covered in some detailed through this link. Please visit their Website,Tri-State of Mind& learn all about their efforts within local communities to strengthen the economy & promote not only tourism, but business growth & opportunities as well as maintaining the infrastructure that links us all as a great community. Furnished below are links to communities within Fort Madison's geographic area. The information available through these websites will afford you the opportunity to enhance your experience while enjoying our nation's heartland.