Madison Mayor Troy Trulock delivers “State of the City” for 2015

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) -- Mayor Troy Trulock delivered his annual "State of the City" address at the Davidson Center Friday night.

The mayor took the stage and gave attendees a look back at the accomplishments of 2014. It was clear from his speech that Madison continues to earn its title as one of the fastest growing cities in the state.

"The first thing we've seen in 2014 is significant growth in home and subdivision development throughout the city of Madison."

More than one thousand homes are slated to begin construction in the city in the coming year, most notably on the west side of Madison.

"We expect a lot of growth in the Limestone County area for our homes," Trulock said.

To prepare for the increasing population, the mayor also touched on the plans to improve County Line Road and expand Highway 72.

"With partnerships with the state of Alabama, Huntsville, Madison City, Madison County, all of us working together to fix that because it's not in good shape right now."

He also said business is booming in the city, with 245 business licenses doled out in the last year.

"That brings in the revenue for your police and your fire and your roads and your schools and your economic development."

The mayor also highlighted new developments to come like the recreation center and Town Center.

He added that he measures the quality of life in Madison by schools, homes, jobs and roads, all of which influence each other.

"We have an outstanding school system thanks to our superintendent. Our school board and the amazing teachers teaching our next generation. When the parents come into town because of the schools, they have homes and the homes come in and the jobs come in and we have economic growth. And economic growth and jobs continue to grow in the city of Madison and all of that enhancing our quality of life in the city of Madison."

Mayor Trulock hinted that there are also a couple of big economic developments on the horizon, but those announcements are still a few months away.