Madison Region Economic Partnership

From the southern-most border of Rock County, located less than an hour away from Chicago, to the northern borders of Sauk and Columbia counties, the region embraces deeply held values of work ethic, small-town friendliness and stewardship. The counties’ urban centers, including Madison, Janesville and Beloit, as well as smaller rural communities, enjoy diverse cultural opportunities, breathtaking scenery and strong education systems.

Base sector strengths in major Wisconsin industries such as health care, agriculture, advanced manufacturing and life sciences are flourishing while also providing strong support for a growing design and technology sector. And with the University of Wisconsin—Madison as one of the top recipients for federal research funding, thereby increasing venture capital to the area, the region boasts a strong entrepreneurial culture.


Madison Region Economic Partnership Inc.

Paul Jadin
455 Science Drive, Suite 160
Madison, WI 53711

Counties: 8

Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Iowa, Rock & Sauk

Population: 1,005,386

Largest Municipalities1

City of Madison (234,625)
City of Janesville (63,480)
City of Beloit (36,966)
City of Sun Prairie (29,840)
City of Fitchburg (25,246)

Metropolitan/Micropolition Statstical Areas2

Madison (568,666)
Janesville (160,331)
Watertown-Fort Atkinson (83,686)
Baraboo (61,976)

Institutions of Higher Learning

Blackhawk Technical College
Edgewood College
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Madison College
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
University of Wisconsin—Madison
University of Wisconsin-Rock County

Major Health Care Providers

Mercy Health Systems
UW Hospitals & Clinics
SSM Healthcare of Wisconsin
Divine Savior Healthcare Inc.
Monroe Clinic
Fort Healthcare
Beloit Health System

Other Health Care Providers

Beaver Dam Community Hospital
Columbus Community Hopsital
Edgerton Hospital and Health Services
Meriter Hospital
Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Select Specialty Hospital
St. Clare Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital
Stoughton Hospital
Upland Hills Health
UW Health Partners
Watertown Regional Medical Center
Waupon Memorial Hospital
Williams S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

1Source: Wisconsin Department of Administration, 2012 Population Estimates
2Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Population Estimates