Economic Development in WISCONSIN'S Madison Region

Economic Development in the Madison Region

Wisconsin's Madison Region

Over one million people choose the eight-county Madison Region of south central Wisconsin as their home. We live, work and play throughout ColumbiaDaneDodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk Counties. Our Region boasts game-changing research and development while playing a critical role in the global supply chain marketplace. 

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Javier Ávila to Bring His Unique Blend of Social Justice and Storytelling to the 2022 Summit

June 27, 2022

The 9th annual Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit returns for an in-person gathering of business and community leaders committed to advancing workforce diversity, social justice and economic inclusion. Hosted by MadREP and the Urban League of Greater Madison, participants will hear from dynamic national, regional, and local speakers while engaging in ample networking […]

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Top Ten | WalletHub | 2022’s Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family

June 8, 2022

The Madison Region continues to be recognized for our quality-of-life stats. WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 46 key metrics that consider essential family dynamics, such as the cost of housing, the quality of local school and health-care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation.

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Business Facilities | STEM Leaders: This Will Be On The Test

June 7, 2022

Business Facilities | Nora Caley Madison, WI: Helping Students Get An Early Start To help students discover if STEM courses interest them, in 2015 the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) launched Inspire Madison Region, a software component of the web-based program Xello, which the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) made available to all public school districts. […]

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MadREP joins WLCO’s “Your Talk Show” to Discuss Workplace Vanpooling in the Madison Region

May 31, 2022

Madison Region Economic Partnership President and CEO, Jason Fields, and Vice President of Talent and Education, Gene Dalhoff, went on “Your Talk Show” with Tim Bremel of WCLO, a radio station based in Janesville with a signal extending to most of the Madison Region. The three discussed MadREP’s new workplace vanpooling pilot program and the […]

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Daily Citizen | New Horicon business park set to open

May 21, 2022

Daily Citizen | Kelly Simon HORICON — Marshland Crossing Business Park makes its debut in Horicon next week more than six years after its inception. Situated on the far western edge of Horicon, the property features direct access to State Highway 33, over 66 shovel-ready acres of developable land and potential rail connectivity. The Horicon […]

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