Wisconsin’s Madison Region


Opportunity Driven by Purposeful Innovation

We are a region defined by innovation. A place where technological advancements transform the world’s products and processes. Where game-changing research & development leads to new discoveries. And where industries set new standards for the global marketplace.  

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Global Industry Leader

Advanced Manufacturing

A legacy of advanced production using forward-thinking technology

Agriculture, Food & Beverage

Unparalleled capacity to grow, process, package and distribute food products

Life Science

A breeding ground for life science ingenuity and discovery

Information Technology

A growing hub for high-tech companies and entrepreneurial talent


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Urban League Announces $5,000,000 Homeownership Initiative

Urban League of Greater Madison President & CEO, Ruben L. Anthony, Jr., announced today that the organization is launching a new $5,000,000 initiative to increase homeownership among Black Madisonians. He was joined in making the announcement by partners in the project including WHEDA Executive Director Joaquin Altoro, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, South Madison Alder Sheri Carter, and other financing partners from National Community Investment Fund, Wells Fargo, and Johnson Bank. Read More


Fourth Statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Reveals Gains in Inventory, Income and Employment but a Significant Decline in Business and Personal Travel

Respondents to the fourth survey, administered July 6-20, represent more than 21,700 employees across the state. Read More


Fitchburg Biz Boost Loans Available to Fitchburg Businesses

The City of Fitchburg Community and Economic Development Authority’s (CEDA) Forward Fitchburg Biz Boost Loan Program is available for local small businesses to utilize as they reopen from the COVID-19 crisis. Funds for this loan program are being provided from the City’s existing Revolving Loan Program for this purpose. The focus of this loan program is to help local businesses reopen after the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” order in conjunction with the WEDC Reopening Guidelines, Dane County Public Health and Forward Dane Reopening Plan. Read More


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2020 Basic Economic Development Course

The Basic Economic Development Course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic concepts theories methods and practice will be taught by professionals who... Read More


2020 Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit

Save the Date The 7th annual Madison Region Economic Development and Diversity Summit originally rescheduled for Thursday September 3 2020 at Monona Terrace will be held... Read More