When compared to employment growth rates in the United States and the remainder of Wisconsin, employment in the software publishing industry has climbed sharply in the Madison Region. Part of this growth is due to the Region’s small base of employment in 2000, but the growth has nonetheless been substantial. Indeed,
much of this growth is attributed to the employment contributions of Epic Systems. However, growth has also occurred among other software publishers in the Region such as Human Head Studios, Raven Software and PerBlue.