Madison Economic Development

Why Madison?

As the state capital of Wisconsin, Madison is home to:

  • Creative entrepreneurs,
  • Successful companies,
  • An educated workforce, and
  • Highly ranked educational institutions.

Add in an abundance of cultural attractions, stunning natural resources and recreational opportunities and it's hard to imagine why not Madison.

The state's capital city has consistently ranked within the top 20 metro areas nationwide for its economic strength throughout the last 10 years, according the economic research firm Policom, which reviewed 381 metro areas. The highest ranked areas have had rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period of time.

Madison and its surrounding communities boasts a quality of life that reflects:

  • A more easygoing culture,
  • Shorter commutes,
  • Affordable amenities, and
  • Four area lakes with 260 miles of bike trails providing ample opportunities for recreation.

Visit our site, brought to you by the Economic Development "Connect Team" at Madison Gas and Electric (MGE). As the electric and natural gas utility for the area, our team goes beyond the pipes and wires to assist both new and existing businesses. We help start-ups and established companies by connecting them to local resources, service providers and investors.

For more information on how the MGE Economic Development Connect Team can work with your business, please contact us. And, be sure to follow MGE on LinkedIn for news and information on how MGE is a partner in local business and economic growth.

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The Magic of Madison

Take a quick look at life in downtown Madison
Watch: The Magic of Madison

Madison area—an entrepreneurial hub
Watch: City of Madison

What's happening here

Madison Recognized as a Best Performing City

Why Madison has been at or near the top of the Best Places index for three years in a row.
Read more here.

Madison recognized as a 'Best-Performing City'
Madison has jumped 19 places to No. 30 in the 2014 "Best-Performing Cities" index from the Milken Institute, the only Wisconsin city to crack the top 100. The annual report scores the 200 largest U.S. metro areas on their economic vitality, with an emphasis on both job growth and the quality of the new jobs being created. Wages are also a key component of the index.. Read more.

Uptown Fitchburg
Uptown Fitchburg Over 400 acres ready for development. Quick access to downtown Madison and the beltline. Read more about Uptown Fitchburg.

Need help finding funding for your business? Check out the Capital Connections Inventory, a comprehensive database of over 400 financial programs available at the federal, state and local levels. (Courtesy of Madison Region Economic Partnership)