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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 Statement Re: Cheatham offered superintendent job for Madison Metropolitan School District

MADISON – Responding to the announcement that Jennifer Cheatham has been offered the job as the next superintendent of Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), Zach Brandon, president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, had this to say: “Dr. Cheatham – or Jen as she prefers – is the right choice at the right time for one of the toughest,…read more →

Chamber Makes Early Alder Endorsements

MADISON – The board of directors for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has released its early endorsements for the Madison Common Council. The Chamber’s endorsements are being released as President Zach Brandon is challenging leaders to close the gap between what our region is and what it can be as an innovation hub on the global stage. “The Greater…read more →

Transportation Moves Commerce

A well developed and maintained transportation infrastructure is vital to Wisconsin’s economy.  Businesses and consumers expect a well maintained system to efficiently move people and goods.  And we aren’t just talking roads.  Transit, airports, ports and rail are all important components of the transportation equation. That’s why the Greater Madison Chamber Board of Directors supports a bi-partisan, state constitutional amendment…read more →

Soglin Says City Needs to Change Perception through Performance

Speaking before the Chamber’s Small Business Advisory Council this morning, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin was optimistic about the direction of the city. A development deal is close for the Union Corners site, a high level of interest remains along the East Washington corridor, and the city will soon release a request for proposals for Judge Doyle Square. The Mayor said…read more →

State Board Recommends Changes to Agency Rules Impacting Small Businesses

Under direction from Governor Walker to find efficiencies and eliminate policies that hinder economic growth, the Wisconsin Small Business Regulatory Review Board has identified 307 agency rules recommended for modification or elimination.  A copy of the 2013 Wisconsin Regulatory Review Report may be found here. Many of the recommendations are industry specific. The following could impact many small businesses. Increase…read more →

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