Elevate Madison Region: Driving Economic Prosperity

Welcome to the forefront of economic development in Southcentral Wisconsin. The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) spearheads initiatives aimed at fostering a dynamic and thriving economy across the region.

Key Objectives and Strategies

MadREP’s strategic blueprint, encapsulated in the “Elevate Madison Region” Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), outlines a vision for sustainable economic growth, workforce participation enhancement, strategic business acceleration, and talent cultivation. Our objectives are meticulously designed to:

  • Grow a sustainable economy through targeted business attraction and expansion.
  • Reduce barriers to workforce participation by addressing key issues like rural transportation and childcare access.
  • Accelerate strategic business growth with a focus on sectors like bio-health, renewable energy, and technology.
  • Cultivate talent development and retention through increased micro-credentialing opportunities and leadership diversity.

Why MadREP?

MadREP stands as a central figure in Wisconsin’s economic development landscape, collaborating closely with state agencies, counties, municipalities, and the private sector. Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Business development and strategic industry expansion.
  • Support for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Economic data analysis and industry supply chain mapping.
  • Advocacy for education and training to bolster workforce development.

Our efforts have catalyzed significant investments across the region, from Dane County’s Sustainability Campus promoting green growth to Beloit’s downtown transformation. Through collaboration and strategic planning, we aim to further elevate the Madison Region as a hub of economic prosperity.

Get Involved

Join us in shaping the future of the Madison Region. Whether you’re a business looking to grow, a professional seeking opportunities, or a community member interested in economic development, your involvement is key to our collective success.