Madison's Growth Helps Make it a Tech Hotspot

Madison is listed as a tech hotspot—joining tech giants such as Silicon Valley.

Madison's mix of home-grown talent, an expanding start-up community, the University of Wisconsin and its quality of life create one of the hottest markets for tech development, according to the global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

The firm's "Tech Cities 1.0" report mentions StartingBlock Madison, a hub for entrepreneurship now under construction in downtown Madison's Capitol East District. The building, known as the Spark, will house StartingBlock, which will provide entrepreneurs the flexible space, business resources and collaborative atmosphere to grow their ideas and their companies.

The Capitol East District, including East Washington Avenue, is a prime location for StartingBlock Madison. The urban corridor is expected to undergo more than $350 million in redevelopment by 2020.

MGE Energy supports our service territory's entrepreneurial growth and economic development through resources and expertise. The MGE Foundation, MGE Energy's charitable arm, also has contributed $150,000 toward the StartingBlock project.