ANDERSON — Madison County is in the midst of an economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an Anderson University finance faculty member.
The Anderson Rotary Club hosted the annual Business Outlook presented by Indiana and Anderson universities Tuesday at Anderson Country Club.
Lonnie Leeper with AU said Madison County is taking the right steps to recover from the pandemic.
He said unemployment in the county has declined from 7.9% in 2020 to 4.2% this year.
“The improvement is not as swift as at the state level,” Leeper said of the local economy.
He said there has been a decline in the number of jobs, but there has been growth in agricultural, retail, transportation and warehousing areas locally.
Leeper said the median sales price of a house has increased to $155,000,…