Industries & Companies

It is an exciting, dynamic time for business in the Madison Region.  Base sector strengths in major Wisconsin industries such as healthcare, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing are flourishing while providing strong support for emerging biotechnology, bio-agriculture, and bio-medical industries.

With UW-Madison as one of the top recipients for federal funding, increasing venture capital to the area, and a strong entrepreneurial culture, it’s no wonder Madison, Wisconsin, was named among Fast Company magazine’s “10 Underrated Hotbeds of American Innovation.”

Our well-educated, creative workforce has launched notable brands across the region like Lands’ End, Epic Systems, and Trek Bicycle, and has caught the attention of leading global companies, such as Microsoft and Google, which have opened offices here.

From the region’s southern border, you can be in Chicago in less than an hour. From the eastern border, Milwaukee is a mere 30 minutes away. We are within driving distance from the Twin Cities, and along with a growing number of non-stop flights, we have accessibility to major markets.

There are many reasons businesses MadREP in the Madison Region. Read our showcase of success stories to learn more about the people and the businesses that call the Madison Region home.