Madison Economic Strategy

Envisioning Madison's Future Economy

Madison is growing larger, more diverse, more cosmopolitan, and more dynamic.  Emerging industries are reshaping our workforce, construction is at all time highs, the city is becoming more diverse, and Madison is poised to add 50 to 100 thousand residents over the next three decades.

In short, Madison is changing.  This change brings exciting new opportunities coupled with complex new challenges.  Mayor Soglin and the City's Economic Development Division are in the process of developing a new Madison Economic Strategy focused on capitalizing on Madison's unique economic strengths while addressing our challenges. 
This process will include numerous opportunities for community engagement.  The first step was the Economic Symposium on September 10.  This unique event brought together 200 leaders from Madison's business, education, non-profits, and government communities to share ideas about the City's future economy.   
A video of the event can be watched HERE
A copy of the presentations used during the Symposium can be downloaded HERE
A summary of the input and ideas provided at the Symposium can be downloaded HERE
The next opportunity to get involved with the Madison Economic Stragegy will be two evening community meetings.  These meetings will be from 7pm to 9pm on September 23 at the Village on Park Community Room and from 6pm to 8pm on October 1 at the Warner Park Community Center.
Questions, Contact:

Dan Kennelly, 608-267-1968,

Last Updated: 09/16/2014
Madison's Economic Strategy

Madison's economy is shifting under our feet. In an era of incredible new opportunity combined with gathering challenges, the City invites you to join us in taking a fresh look at our economy to create a new economic strategy for our rapidly-changing city.

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Contact Dan Kennelly by email or phone at (608) 267-1968.