Economic Opportunity

For the people of Dane County and small businesses since 1979
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Healthy Housing

Common Wealth Development provides safe, stable and healthy housing opportunities for renters and aspiring homeowners.

Economic Development

We coach youth and adults in financial fluency, job readiness, and entrepreneurial leadership, and support developing businesses by providing affordable space for business incubation. 

Employment + Training Programs

Building Community

We leverage community resources and out reach activities to strengthen neighborhoods.

Events & Festivals

Willy Street Fair

Common Wealth Development employee and members.

Common Wealth Development

Building a Better Community

Founded in 1979, Common Wealth Development supports and preserves the vitality of neighborhoods in the Madison Metropolitan area. Our projects improve the housing and business climate of our neighborhoods and initiate important community development projects.

Our Core Program Areas

  1. Support developing businesses through affordable space and business incubation
  2. Coach youth and adults in financial fluency, job readiness and entrepreneurial leadership
  3. Provide safe, stable housing opportunities for renters and aspiring homeowners
  4. Integrate comprehensive community health approaches to city-wide violence prevention efforts
  5. Support the retention and sustainability of affordable land in Madison and Dane County
Common Wealth Development core program areas graphic.

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News, Updates and Announcements from Clients & Staff

MicroMyco Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal

Congratulations to MicroMyco for being featured in the Wisconsin State Journal as they produce 200 pounds of mushrooms each week! We are especially excited for this feature as MicroMyco is one of our business incubators at Madison Enterprise Center. Madison Enterprise...

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Upcoming event at the Common Wealth Gallery!

Lost In Sunset City: A Pop-Up Art Show from Will Santino Open for viewing July 22nd – 25th Opening Reception on Friday July 21st from 7:30 – 9:30pm Common Wealth Gallery – 100 S Baldwin St (on 3rd Floor)

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The Harmony Bar Golf Outing 2023

Click here to Register: 2023 Harmony Golf Outing to benefit Common Wealth Development   The Annual Harmony Bar Golf Outing is back again in 2023 and we are so excited to have you join us! There is a putting contest starting at 11am along with over 20 hole prizes...

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