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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.


Chamber Joins Federal Call to Action for Innovation

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce joined more than 250 organizations in business, education, science, industry and engineering in signing “Innovation: An American Imperative.”   This statement is a national call to action to strengthen federal policies as well as find sustainable investment channels for research and development that fund important innovation.  A similar statement was released in 2007. The Greater…read more →

Chambers: reduce cuts to UW system

5/27/15 Members of the Joint Finance Committee: As the voice of thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of workers throughout our state, the Chamber of Commerce signatories below are united in our concern over the proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin System. Innovative and prosperous companies are often found in the shadow of great universities and we are…read more →

Chamber Opposes Madison Proprietary Interest Proposal

A recent City of Madison proposal could have a dramatic impact on future development projects. If adopted, the ordinance could require – for instances where the city provides financial assistance for a project – that the recipient employer enter into a private agreement stating their employees’ preference as to whether they want to be represented by a labor organization for…read more →

Chambers: UW System cuts could hurt state economy

MADISON – The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce joined together to urge Wisconsin state legislators to look for ways to reduce Governor Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System. Together the two chambers represent more than 3,000 businesses in Wisconsin and hundreds of thousands of employees in…read more →

Chamber Announces Madison Common Council Endorsements

MADISON – The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced today its endorsement decisions for Madison Common Council. With representation from some of Greater Madison’s most prominent – as well as emerging – companies, an endorsement from the Chamber Board signals a candidate’s strength on business issues and vision to grow Madison’s economy. Chamber President Zach Brandon noted…read more →

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