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Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive

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Data Dive: New and Improved Data Dashboard


MadREP's online data dashboard is now new and improved, making it a more useful tool than ever for website visitors! Created in 2014 with the goal of equipping site selectors and economic development professionals with the data they need to make informed decisions, this interactive tool has also proven helpful to business and community leaders in writing reports, grants, and presentations.

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".

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

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

Madison Called a Top Area in the Country for Tech Professionals


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.

Dane County Selects Wisconsin Company to Install Technology Turning Manure into Drinkable Water.
Cutting Edge Technology Latest in Dane County's Comprehensive Effort to Clean Lakes

Dane County Executive Parisi Announces Accepted Offer on Permanent Day Resource Site Downtown

Dane County Earns Esteemed 'Triple A Bond Rating' for "Strong" Financial Management.

Sub-Zero Group, Inc. Announces Major Expansion to their Fitchburg Campus in Dane County.

Exact Sciences to create lung cancer test with MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dane County Executive and Madison School District Superintendent Announce Innovative Pilot Program to Address Disparities.  
“My top priority as County Executive is to work with our entire community to ensure that every single resident has access to opportunity which is why I recently launched my Access to Opportunity initiative.”  Read more...

Mayo Clinic chooses Epic Systems Corp. as it's new provider.


Fourth Economy Consulting selects Dane County as top community nationwide for economic sustainability in its Community Index.