Office of Workforce
   & Economic Development
Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
David B. Phillips
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room #421
Madison, WI 53703-3342
P: 608.266.4006
F: 608.266.2643
Brooklyn Business Park Complex now open. Brooklyn Business Center

Welcome to Dane County! Please enjoy our one stop site for job creators within one of America's most dynamic counties. With just over 515,000 residents, Dane County has the fastest growing population of any county in Wisconsin. Read more...

 

NEWS

06/06/2016
A new survey ranks Madison among the top U.S. cities for starting a business.
Madison ranks among the top cities for "Most Educated Workforce", "Most Accessible Financing", "Access to Resources", and "Shortest Work Week".

02/19/2016
Dane County Executive Opens New County Facility
Will Save County $600,000 a Year and Creates 19 New Jobs.  Read More...

01/29/2016
Madison ranks 7th best out of the top 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals.

01/26/2016
Madison Called a Top Area in the Country for Tech Professionals

12/08/2015
2015 Best Performing Cities Report
The Madison metro area placed 20th on the Milken's Institute's 2015 Best Performing Cities Index, 10 spots higher than in 2014. Improving on it's 2014 performance, Madison ranked ninth in the country for one-year wage growth and, over the past five years, has outpaced the nation by 6 percent in this measure. Madison's overall ranking placed it higher than any other Midwestern metro area on the list.

11/23/2015
Dane Buy Local and Dane County Highlight Local Businesses for Holiday Season

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

US EPA awards WI DNR $600,000 in new environmental assessment funding.  Funds will be available in early October for both municipalities and individual businesses.  
-Please visit the DNR's Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) program page for more information and details on how to apply.  
-To see the official EPA annoucement, click here.

FUNDING AVAILABILITY:  Applications are now being accepted for the Affordable Housing Development Fund program.  Please visit the Dane County Purchasing website for deadlines and information on how to apply.

The Village of Brooklyn Business Park Complex is now open and is available for business expansion or relocation projects. For more information, click on the banner to the right.

Commission on Economic & Workforce Development meeting 06/08/2016.
For more information on this meeting and to view the agenda, click here.

CDBG Commission meeting 05/26/2016.
For more information on this meeting and to view the agenda, click here.
 

In Dane County, The Arts Mean Business, and Jobs!

The amount of money that nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Dane County — and their audiences — poured into the local economy in 2010 was nearly double that of many other communities of comparable size (read more).
Links for summary results and final report docs are found on www.danearts.com.