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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Building Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways in the Madison Region

April 21, 2022

Pathways Wisconsin is a statewide effort to deliver high-quality career-oriented programming in high schools that reflects the needs of prospective employers in their communities. Focused at the regional level, the program is tailored to the specific needs of each of the nine regions. MadREP has taken an active role in Pathways Wisconsin since its inception, […]

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MadREP in the News | Business Class: Madison startup develops conversational AI tech for healthcare uses

April 2, 2022

The Madison Region Economic Partnership is piloting a vanpooling program for its eight-county coverage area. MadREP is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to help people without adequate transportation options commute to work. The program will provide a $500 grant per van per month for up to three van pools, according to a statement from MadREP. The organization plans to announce in the next few weeks some companies that are taking advantage of the program.

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MadREP in the News: MadREP incentivizes vanpooling participation

March 31, 2022

In Business Magazine | Site Staff To help both existing employees and would-be employees who are facing transportation challenges, the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) is partnering with Commute with Enterprise to provide workplace vanpooling, according to a joint release. MadREP’s pilot will provide a $500 grant per van per month for up to three vanpools […]

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MadREP in the News: MadREP pilot project encourages Madison area van pooling

March 31, 2022

Sun Prairie Star To help both existing employees and would-be employees who are facing transportation challenges getting to work, the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) is partnering with Commute with Enterprise to provide an innovative and sustainable shared mobility option: workplace van pooling. “MadREP’s pilot will provide a $500 grant per van per month for […]

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MadREP Pilot to Encourage Vanpooling in Madison Region

March 30, 2022

With Wisconsin experiencing record low unemployment levels, businesses across the state are struggling to fill open positions and, in many cases, to retain the employees they already have. One challenge many employees face is reliable transportation to their places of work. For others who are currently not employed but would like to be, the lack […]

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