The city of Carbondale is located in the county of Jackson. It covers a total area of 45.4 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, arts and crafts, architecture, automotive, construction, cleaning, apparel, information technology, courier, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance, publishing and real estate, contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by educational institutions, tourist information centre, campgrounds, restaurants, parks and night clubs.