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Business Resources

General Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce (www.uschamber.com)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.


Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (www.wmc.org)
WMC is the state’s Chamber of Commerce and Wisconsin’s leading business advocacy organization.


Dane County Economic Development Resource Guide (www.dane-econdev.org)
Serves as a resource for job creators in a vibrant Dane County.


Madison Region Economic Partnership (www.madisonregion.org)

MadREP works in the spirit of collaboration to ensure resources are available to the people and organizations that do business here, helping the region continue our tradition of delivering first-rate products and services to the world.

Open For Business (www.inwisconsin.com)
One stop for new businesses!  This new system will assist you in registering your new business with multiple state agencies. When you have finished, your new business will be registered with the Department of Financial Institutions, the Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development (if required).

The Wisconsin One Stop Business Portal is here to create an easy step-through process where Wisconsin's businesses can find the requirements and tools they need to start a business in Wisconsin. Before you begin your registration process, you will want to make sure that you have done your homework and know what you want.

WisconsinEye (www.wisconsineye.org)

The WisconsinEye Network is an extraordinary means of communicating every aspect of Wisconsin public life.  WisconsinEye is the technological gathering place where all can watch, listen, learn, and participate in our democratic society and our future: from home viewers who thirst to stay informed and in touch, to students and teachers in civics classrooms all across the state, to mobile viewers using the Internet to stay connected.

UW Madison Office of Corporate Relations (www.ocr.wisc.edu)
The Office of Corporate Relations is strategically positioned within the Chancellor’s Economic Development Team. Our mission is to help businesses of all sizes connect to the resources of UW–Madison. We help solve business challenges, create new products, and help to grow the economy.

SCORE Madison (www.madison.score.org)
SCORE Madison is one of over 300 chapters of the national SCORE organization which is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses, including nonprofits. SCORE is an SBA Affiliate. Our volunteers are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, retail, manufacturing, management and business plan advisory & strategy review. We provide free and confidential business advice tailored to the needs of your business. We also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.


News & Updates


City of Middleton Economic Development Guide
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Wisconsin Development News (www.wisconsindevelopment.com)
WI Development News serves as a resource for the most up-to-date economic and development news.


InBusiness Magazine (www.ibmadison.com)
A business-to-business resource for the greater Madison area.


Middleton Business Watch Program (http://www.middletonpd.com/busnwatch.htm)
A collaboration designed to enhance and improve the Middleton business community.


Middleton Public Library Online Database (requires library card)
Login to access database


High-Tech Directory (www.mge.com/ecodev/business/htd.htm)
MGE's annual High-Tech Directory provides descriptions, operating statistics and more for hundreds of area high-tech firms.



Employment Resources

Job Center of Wisconsin (jobcenterofwisconsin.com)
Employment resource for both job-seekers and employers.


Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (www.dwd.wisconsin.gov)
The DWD builds and strengthens Wisconsin’s workforce by providing employment services, training and placement, among other things.  Apprenticeship Program.

Wisconsin Worknet (www.worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet)
Wisconsin workforce and labor market information system.  Job openings through the state.


Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management (www.gmashrm.org)
A membership organization for Human Resource professionals, providing information and education.


Education & Training Resources

Wisconsin Safety Council (www.wmc.org/programs/wisconsin-safety-council/)
The Wisconsin Safety Council works hard to provide you with the programs, services and information you need to successfully grow your business and improve your bottom line.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
The SBDC provides small business counseling and education to build great Wisconsin companies.

University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies (www.continuingstudies.wisc.edu)
Adult Career and Special Student Services offers information about programs and services for nontraditional and University special students, as well as local adults considering a career change. Through individual appointments, assessments and career workshops, their staff can help you discover a path to a more meaningful and satisfying career.

The Lifelong Learner (www.news.continuingstudies.wisc.edu)
A set of blogs and other information connecting you to personal enrichment, career transition and professional development.

Wisconsin Fast Forward (www.wisconsinfastforward.com)
WI Fast Forward helps address the state's need for skilled workers.  Grants available to support employer-led worker training.

Financial Resources

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (www.wdfi.org)
WDFI provide financial regulations and education to ensure safe and secure financial institutions.


Dane County’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Programs


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (www.wedc.org)
The mission of WEDC is “to elevate the Wisconsin economy to be the best in the world by providing a positive business climate, world-class support services, and economic development tools to accelerate business start-up, attraction, and growth.”


Dane County Economic Development Resource Guide (www.dane-econdev.org)
Serves as a resource for job creators in a vibrant Dane County.


Middleton Area Development Corporation (www.madcwi.com)
The Middleton Area Development Corporation (MADC) promotes economic development through business growth in Middleton by offering business loans to qualified companies.