Economic Development

Madison has grown tremendously in recent years. That’s come with huge benefits for the city, as we have seen with the revitalization of East Washington and downtown. Our city needs a strong advocate in the Mayor’s office that will encourage and excite fresh faces and new ideas to come to Madison and contribute to our community.

Economic incentives through programs such as Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) have supported large projects. I will explore a “small cap” TIF program to make this available to smaller businesses that seek to expand.  We can also use TIF to incentivize green development to reduce the risk of flooding and expand clean energy sources. And as our city grows we can cut red tape for developments that go above and beyond to meet social and environmental objectives.

We will work with the county, schools and businesses to make sure workers have the training and support to find jobs in the industries powering Madison’s growth.