Public Policy News
Here you’ll find out who’s making the decisions shaping our community: Policy-makers are always busy creating new ways to advance the Madison region. Stay informed on the latest policies that may impact the way you do business.
Wisconsin is one of the first states in the nation to allow investors to purchase equity in a company via crowdfunding. The Greater Madison Chamber supported the bill which passed quickly through the Wisconsin Legislature with strong bi-partisan backing. The legislation creates a new class of investor titled, “certified investor,” defined as a Wisconsin resident with a minimum net worth of…read more →
MADISON – The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce have joined together to advocate for a change to a Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule to provide an equal opportunity for LGBT investors to participate in startups. In a joint letter sent to Representative Pocan this afternoon, the Chambers ask the congressman to urge…read more →
Apprenticeship programs are a great way for businesses to partner with employees who learn hands-on skills as they build career pathways. The Greater Chamber of Commerce partners with the Madison Metropolitan School District for placement of high school students through the state’s Youth Apprenticeship Program and supports Wisconsin Senate Bill 336/Assembly Bill 402 which would increase state funding for the…read more →
MILWAUKEE – Last Week, Governor Walker signed Act 41, providing much-needed investment capital support for early-stage Wisconsin companies. Act 41 makes the state a partner in a larger “fund of funds” that matches the state’s $25 million investment, set aside in the 2013-15 state budget, with at least $50 million in private investment. Chamber President Zach Brandon praised the bipartisan…read more →
Unified in support of needed reform to Madison’s Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) policy, the Greater Madison Chamber and the Building and Construction Trades of South-Central Wisconsin issued a joint letter to Mayor Soglin and Madison Alders supporting policy revisions which will grow the city’s property tax base. Although the existing TIF policy has successfully increased value throughout the city, research also…read more →