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How to stay informed in Madison, WI


Madison skyline. | Photo by @lucaskstudios

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Ever wish you were more plugged into the 608? Whether you’re trying to keep up with city news, local biz, or community resources, we’ve rounded up some resources to help you to stay informed. Even though you already subscribe to 608today, so you’re like pretty well informed.

🗳️ Civic

The City of Madison — Whether you’re an Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook user, you can keep up with the City. Pro tip: This website is the one-stop-shop for getting info on the 608 — construction projects, new laws + more lives here.

County of Dane — For residents, visitors, businesses + everyone in between, the county hosts a plethora of tax codes, board meeting information, plus county action plans.

The Dane County Board of Supervisors — Learn more about your elected county commissioners, watch county commission meetings, and read previous meeting minutes online. Pro tip: You can skim previous meeting minutes to get up to speed on current county happenings before attending a session.

🖥️ Business

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce — Wondering what new developments, industries, and businesses are on the way to Madison? Follow along via the Greater Madison Chamber’s LinkedIn account. Pro tip: Check out the list of resources rounded up for new business start-ups.

Common Wealth Development — Get in the know about housing, economic + workforce development around the greater Madison area.

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation — A women-led organization supporting the entrepreneurial dreams of local businesses owners.

🗣️ Community

Madison Community Foundation — Looking to network and advocate for the 608 through meaningful philanthropy? Check out this non-profit directory + find a cause that speaks to you.

Destination Madison — An inclusive resource for all things Madison from restaurant openings to community art classes and everything in between. Pro tip: Utilize the trip builder to craft your dream itinerary around the Isthmus and beyond.

City Community Programs — Nearly 40 programs to help get you involved and in the know about the niche communities you’re passionate about.