Madison Region Economic PartnershipMadREP and the Madison Region enjoyed a number of wins, accomplishments and rankings in 2022. Here’s our ranking of the top ten!

10: Annual Summit Returns Live
After two years of virtual presentations, MadREP, along with our partners at the Urban League of Greater Madison, were thrilled to host this year’s in-person gathering at Monona Terrace. Hundreds of professionals and community leaders came together at the 9th Annual Economic Development & Diversity Summit to discuss pressing topics at the intersection of diversity, equity, inclusion and economic development.

9: Publishing 7th Annual Workplace Leadership & Diversity Survey Published
In conjunction with the Summit, MadREP released our 2022 Madison Region Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Survey (sponsored by Associated Bank). The results showed incremental improvement in some areas and more work to do in others, as reported by In Business and the Wisconsin State Journal.

8: Hosting Office Hours in each of our Eight Counties
MadREP staff enjoyed a series of outings throughout the Region, meeting with business and community leaders in Milton, Beloit, Portage, Dodgeville, New Glarus and more! We loved being able to learn about the specific needs of so many communities in our Region as we evaluate priorities for 2023.

7: Launching Broadband Speed Test Initiative
Early in the year, MadREP launched a crowd-sourced speed test tool for the Madison Region to prepare for new FCC maps. Wisconsinites can now use the tool to collect real-time data before submitting corrections to the FCC’s new national broadband map by January 13, 2023.

6: Leading on Regional Workforce Transportation
After announcing a vanpool pilot in partnership with Commute With Enterprise in March 2022, MadREP collaborated with Competitive Wisconsin and Blackhawk Tech on a transportation accelerator event in November. As we close out 2022, we’re pleased to have three vanpools on the road supporting rural worker transit and we look forward to adding more in 2023.

See the rest of our list!