MadREP Report | December 16, 2020
We've been publishing our regional COVID-19 dashboard for several months. I'm sure it's no surprise that these last couple have been nerve-wracking as we watched our previously steady numbers climb rapidly. Today, we're cautiously optimistic as we send you this week's eNews, showing an updated dashboard with progressively better COVID numbers, a story about vaccines underway and slightly relaxed restrictions in Dane County. Thank you to all our partners in government, healthcare and the business community who made this possible.

We would be remiss if we didn't remind you how important our individual behavior is in sustaining these gains which put us on the road to economic recovery. Please take care of yourselves. Practice social distancing. Wear a mask. For the latest reopening and recovery resources, be sure to check the MadREP website often.
MadREP in the News
Jason Fields announced as next MadREP president & CEO

The Madison Region Economic Partnership, or MadREP, Board of Directors have officially chosen its new leading man - Jason Fields, who has many years of experience in the political and financial spheres. Fields will take over for Paul Jadin as...

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Fields named new MadREP CEO | News Break

The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) Board of Directors announced on Dec. 9 its selection of Jason M. Fields, CCRS, CFEI to succeed Paul Jadin, CEcD as president and CEO of the economic development organization. Fields brings a...

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Madison Region Economic Partnership: Jason Fields Announced

The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) Board of Directors today announced their selection of Jason M. Fields, CCRS, CFEI to succeed Paul Jadin, CEcD as president and CEO of the economic development organization.

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Data Spotlight: Regional Home Sales
The housing sector tends to lead the rest of the economy, and turnover in housing stock can serve as a leading indicator of the demand for household durables. Home purchases typically stimulate spending, positively affecting other consumer industries.  Check out MadREP's Data Dashboard for more.
It's Not Too Late to Apply for the 2020 Energy Innovation Grant Program
We would like to remind you of an exciting grant opportunity. The Public Service Commission (PSC) has made available the Energy Innovation Grant Program to help businesses who are planning to deploy technology to reduce their energy consumption, invest in renewable energy related initiatives or bolster their preparedness and resiliency in energy systems.

Eligible Applicants include: Manufacturers, Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Hospitals, and Like Entities (MUSH Market): cities, villages, towns, counties, K-12 school districts, tribes, municipal water and wastewater utilities, municipal electric utilities, municipal natural gas utilities, University of Wisconsin System campuses and facilities, Wisconsin Technical College System, public or nonprofit hospitals, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits. 

Applications are due at 12:00pm CDT on January 22, 2021!​  

Four Things You Need to Know This Week
Madison in 10 Markets to Lead Post-Pandemic Rally

Housing markets are showing resilience against the pandemic, but some are thriving more than others and are expected to continue to perform strongly in the years ahead. Coinciding with the National Association of REALTORS®' virtual Real Estate...

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Apply for the Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest

The mission of the Governor's Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-enabled businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert...

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Vaccinations underway in US, starting with health care...

The largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history got underway Monday as health workers in select hospitals rolled up their sleeves for shots to protect them from COVID-19 and start beating back the pandemic - a day of optimism even as the...

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2021 Economic Forecast: A Global Perspective

Join MITA at our 12th Annual Global Economic Forecast Conference to look into the future of the global economy. At this MITA flagship event, two renowned economists will provide insights into the US and global economy.

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New Dane County gathering order goes into effect

Public Health Madison and Dane County has issued a new emergency order that eases restrictions on indoor gatherings and will allow gyms to resume group exercise classes.

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Reopening & Recovery Resources
WEDC Reopening Guidelines

The future will require the gradual adoption of new business practices that reflect the evolving reality of the COVID-19...

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Return to Work

Businesses must show they are prepared to keep employees, customers and other guests safe.

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Greater Madison Chamber Slido

Join the Conversation! Please ask questions related to COVID-19 and business here.

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MadREP Partner Spotlight
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