Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing

Greater Madison has a high concentration of manufacturing jobs across a number of niche industries including breweries, distilleries, gourmet food and high-end medical devices. 

Specific skills you can’t find in our workforce can be easily developed. Training programs offered by organizations and educational institutions can help develop skilled workers while keeping costs down. Manufacturing employers include:

Electronic Theater Controls

GE Healthcare


Spectrum Brands




Here in Wisconsin, bioscience is an $8 billion industry. Madison is home to prolific bioscience activity because of the strategic building blocks companies need to start, grow and maintain. In Madison, the convergence of academic, government and corporate efforts in biotechnology has translated technological into commercial realities and put our region securely on the map. 

Greater Madison represents nearly 70% of the total companies and more than 90% of all research dollars in the Wisconsin Small Business Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs over the past five years. Bioscience employers include: 



Epic Systems Corporation

Exact Sciences

Forward Biolabs


Data Centers

With today’s remote access capabilities, data centers can be built almost anywhere. The Madison-area’s value-added attributes, including robust infrustructure, cool climate and safe location along with MGE's consistent top rankings in nationwide electric reliability, create a specialized environment for data centers to thrive.

OneNeck IT Solutions

Information Technology and Gaming 

Greater Madison is a hotbed of innovation for the information technology (IT) sector. From well-established businesses to start-up operations and the educational components needed for this industry to impressive IT alums (i.e., former Cisco System Chairman John Morgridge who came back to create the Morgridge Institute for Research in the UW-Madison campus), Madison has “IT” all. 


Eat Street

Epic Systems Corporation

Filament Games


Per Blue

Raven Software