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
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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...



Census:  Madison, suburbs top list of fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin
Madison topped the list of the fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin last year, adding about 2,580 residents between 2017 and 2018, according to numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Madison ranked 3rd happiest city in America

Hiring, wages, and profits all rise, Madison-area business leaders say in survey

US EPA FY2019 Brownfields Grant Opportunities Announced; Deadline January 31, 2019

Governor Walker Annouces No-Interest Loans Now Available for South-Central Wisconsin Business Owners Affected by Flooding

Why Madison, WI Attracts More Millennials Than Any Other City

Madison Region MSA Ranks #1 for Quality of Life & Industry Diversity in United States

Madison ranks 16th on the U.S. News and World Report's 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018 list

Madison Rated Second Best State Capital to Live in

Dane County is undergoing an economic boom, but it's one-sided politics have huge consequences

WalletHub's 2018 Best Places to Find a Job report ranks Madison 9th overall in U.S.; 1st in Socio-Economic category.

Supply Chain Marketplace ready for companies seeking to do business with Foxconn

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Dane County is starting a process called the Consolidated Plan, which will determine how federal HUD block grant funds will be spent over the next five years (2020-2024).  Citizen participation is a vital step in determining community needs, and your input will assist us in determining where we should focus our efforts.  There are two surveys available- one for community residents; and one directed towards service agencies and community develpment organizations.  Please click on the appropriate link below to particiate in the survey on behalf of yourself (survey 1) or on behalf of your organization (survey 2):

Survey 1- Community Residents
Survey 2- Agencies/ Organizations

Get Involved!  
Dane County is looking for residents to fill vacant seats on the Commission on Economic & Workforce Development.  If you experience in economic and workforce development, or a related field, and are interested in filling a seat on the Commission, please complete an Application for Appointment by following this link.

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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.


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