Madison on Top for Tech Talent Growth

Madison is one of the fastest growing tech talent markets, according to CBRE, a full-service real estate services and investment firm. In July, the organization published its report, "Scoring Tech Talent in North America," which highlights a "notable surge" in tech talent job growth in our capital city.

The report ranks Madison 3rd for "momentum gain," which means the rate of tech talent job growth the last two years outpaced the previous two years. Only Ottawa, Ontario and Los Angeles surpassed Madison in momentum gain. The city also receives high marks for its large millennial community and highly educated population.

Madison has been highlighted before for its growing role as a top market in the tech sector, with previous reports citing our home-grown talent, the University of Wisconsin and our vibrant startup community, among other factors.

In August, Madison again hosted the Forward Festival, an eight-day event billed as Wisconsin's largest technology, innovation and entrepreneurship festival. MGE is a sponsor of Forward Fest, which began in 2010 to bring entrepreneurs and others from across the Midwest together. MGE Energy supports our service territory's economic development and entrepreneurial growth through our expertise, resources and sponsorship of network building events like Forward Fest.