Office of Workforce & Economic Development
- Madison ranked #1 place to live in America in 2021 by Liveability.com (10/12/2021)
- Dane County accounts for more than a third of the state's population growth since 2010 (8/13/2021)
- Madison named 5th most educated city in the U.S. (7/19/2021)
- Governor Evers Annouces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic (12/03/2020)
- Madison Region COVID-19 Remote Work Survey- results (10/19/2020)
- Second round of We're All in Grants will provide $50 million more for small businesses (10/6/2020)
- DANE COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS PANDEMIC SUPPORT GRANT (updated 4/5/2020)
- Assistance for Small Businesses (WI Counties Association).
- ESSENTIAL BUSINESS DECLARATION- State of Wisconsin/ WEDC
- SBA Announces Approval of Wisconsin's Economic Injury Declaration. Additional information can be found on the SBA-Disaster Assistance webpage. (03/24/2020).
- WWBIC classes will all be changed from in-person to web-based through April. For a list of upcoming classes that are being offered as webinars, click here. (03/22/2020).
- Apply for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants through Feb. 28 (01/14/2020)
- Supercharge Your Food Business for Financial Success. Join CDR and the Food Finance Institute for a Four-Day Business Boot Camp. (10/30/2019)
- Census: Madison, suburbs top list of fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin (5/23/2019)
- Madison ranked 3rd happiest city in America (3/11/2019)
- Hiring, wages and profits all rise, Madison-area business leaders say in survey (12/12/18)
- Why Madison, Wisconsin Attracts More Millennials Than Any Other City (9/10/2018)
Quality of Life
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