Jul 24, 2018

Madison Region MSA Ranks #1 for Quality of Life & Industry Diversity in United States

Madison, WI – The Madison MSA was named the top metro for quality of life and industry diversity out of 383 Metro MSAs in the 2018 Metro Rankings Report published in the July/August 2018 issue of Business Facilities Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine specializing in the site selection marketplace. Madison also achieved the #5 ranking for Economic Growth Potential (Mid-Sized Metros).

“These impressive rankings for the Madison Region/MSA demonstrate our commitment to excellence in our legacy industries of manufacturing and agriculture throughout our rural counties while building world-renowned bio-tech, info-tech, health and fin-tech sectors in Dane County,” MadREP president Paul Jadin said. “The report validates that, as we build our industry sectors, our commitment to ensuring the overall quality of life for residents of the Madison Region is not lost.”

Business Facilities is a national publication that has been the leading location source for corporate site selectors and economic development professionals for more than 50 years.

To view the complete 2018 BF Rankings Report, including state, metro and international results, visit businessfacilities.com.

The Madison MSA was also recently named the top metro for industry diversity in the Industry Diversity Rankings published by Emsi Developer, a data reporting tool designed for economic development organizations. According to Emsi, diverse economies tend to have lower unemployment rates, less volatility and recover quicker in the event of a downturn.

About Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)
MadREP is the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region, founded by business and community leaders to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses prosper. MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic and business development opportunities. Visit madisonregion.org for more information.