Better transit is key to keeping Madison strong, tackling challenges
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Better transit is key to keeping Madison strong, tackling challenges

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Better transit is key to keeping Madison strong, tackling challenges

WI State Journal
Guest Column: Aaron Olver
Director University Research Park

Madison’s economy is thriving. We feel it here at University Research Park in Madison: Vacancy is reaching historic lows. Mallinckrodt, a pharmaceutical company, just completed a successful phase-three clinical trial of its StrataGraft regenerative tissue. And we are busy building the headquarters symbolizing innovation for Exact Sciences, the maker of the noninvasive colon cancer test called Cologuard.

Madison is gaining 3,000 residents per year, adding over a half-billion dollars of annual construction, and churning out companies in high-growth industries such as biotechnology, digital health, diagnostics and software. Our city is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live, visit, raise a family and start a business. We’re even ranked the nicest city in America and the fourth best beer destination in the world.

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