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Welcome to Greater Madison

At the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, we’re working to preserve the region’s natural beauty while enhancing both infrastructure and place-making initiatives to create more visitor destinations and economic activity in the extended community we’re proud to call home.

Starting a Business in Greater Madison

Entrepreneurs welcome.

Madison is where innovators launch their ideas and leaders find their footing. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce wants to help you get started on the right path to establish your business venture. We offer access to countless resources designed specifically to help you take the first step toward your dream.

Greater Madison is also frequently named one of the country’s most livable metropolitan regions with innovators, game-changers and everything that makes today’s leaders happy to live and work here. Welcome home.

Any questions? Check out our FAQ or contact us here.

Please find additional resources below:

UW-Madison Small Business Development Center: Questions along the journey toward business ownership? The UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can provide the answers you need.

Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit: The Wisconsin Technology Council’s Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit is an extensive set of resources for entrepreneurs seeking to establish and build their businesses.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation: A statewide economic development organization providing business education and financing to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners — both men and women — with “an emphasis on women, people of color and people of lower wealth and incomes.”

Moving to Madison

Welcome to Ground Level for the Next Big Thing

Once you settle in, you’ll quickly realize why we are so proud of our Capital City. Madison ranks among the best in the nation for our distinctive locally owned businesses, cutting-edge technology, safe neighborhoods, great healthcare, green resources, livable and commutable green spaces, excellent education and entertainment. We’ve got it all, and it only takes a visit to experience why Madison an all-around great place to live.

Nearly 1,300 Chamber members offer a host of local services that can help with your move, as well. Check them out here.

Visitor Information

Destination: Madison

A visit to Madison is often more than a one-time stop, and we don’t blame visitors who come back for more.

Experience Greater Madison for yourself: