Living and Working in Madison

Capitol and Lake Monona at Sunset. Photo by Jeff Miller | UW-Madison, University Communications

Madison anchors a thriving economic region that includes the state capital; the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a world-class research university; and growing technology and research companies.

A vibrant city of more than 248,000, Madison is a rare combination of thriving businesses, progressive government, rich culture, and advanced education — all in a setting of rare natural beauty. Surrounded by five lakes, laced with bike trails, and enlivened by numerous parks and green spaces, the area offers countless opportunities to enjoy a prosperous career, operate a successful business, and enjoy your favorite pastimes. Boating and water sports on our lakes; hiking, biking, and skiing on our trails; and camping in our many regional state parks offer a range of recreational opportunities in a breathtaking natural environment.

Combine these factors with clean air, superior educational and health care facilities, a low unemployment rate, great surrounding communities, and a sense of personal security, and you have Madison — a wonderful place to live and work.

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