Wisconsin’s Madison Region


Opportunity Driven by Purposeful Innovation

We are a region defined by innovation. A place where technological advancements transform the world’s products and processes. Where game-changing research & development leads to new discoveries. And where industries set new standards for the global marketplace.  

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Global Industry Leader

Advanced Manufacturing

A legacy of advanced production using forward-thinking technology

Agriculture, Food & Beverage

Unparalleled capacity to grow, process, package and distribute food products

Life Science

A breeding ground for life science ingenuity and discovery

Information Technology

A growing hub for high-tech companies and entrepreneurial talent


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Fitchburg Biz Boost Loans Available to Fitchburg Businesses

The City of Fitchburg Community and Economic Development Authority’s (CEDA) Forward Fitchburg Biz Boost Loan Program is available for local small businesses to utilize as they reopen from the COVID-19 crisis. Funds for this loan program are being provided from the City’s existing Revolving Loan Program for this purpose. The focus of this loan program is to help local businesses reopen after the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” order in conjunction with the WEDC Reopening Guidelines, Dane County Public Health and Forward Dane Reopening Plan. Read More


City of Madison Launches Kiva Small Business Loan Match Program

As the COVID-19 crisis stretches on, there is no question that many small businesses are suffering. During this time of reduced hours, closures and decreased consumer spending, it is critical that the City of Madison act to support its small businesses owners. Today the City of Madison is committing $100,000 to match Kiva small business loans. Read More


Effort to increase profitability of Wisconsin farm businesses

An initiative to build profitable farm businesses in Wisconsin is launching with events this summer and fall. Financial management boot camps and customized consulting for farm-based entrepreneurs will be provided by the Food Finance Institute (FFI) and the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network. Both programs are part of the University of Wisconsin System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship.
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Close the Distance: CEO Leadership Conversations on Transportation and Logistics

How should business leaders entrepreneurs innovators and strategists direct their organizations to prepare for the future How is the organization you lead adapting and evolving... Read More


Shaping the Endless Frontier: How the Midwest Can Spark the U.S. Economy

A two-part series hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation the Wisconsin Technology Council, Michael Best Strategies and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Part One Why Midwest Assets Are... Read More


2020 Basic Economic Development Course

The Basic Economic Development Course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic concepts theories methods and practice will be taught by professionals who... Read More