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
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News, Updates and Announcements from Clients & Staff

2024 Common Wealth Open

Click here to Register: 2024 Common Wealth Open Presented by the Muskellounge and Sporting Club Join the 2024 Common Wealth Open for a day of fun, golfing, prizes, and raising money for Common Wealth Development. It will be held at Bridges Golf Couse at 2702 Shopko...

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Explore our 2023 Annual Report!

Common Wealth Development's Annual Report provides an in-depth look at our programming and work showing highlights and milestones of 2023 and detailing how we are looking toward the future in 2024. Check out our Annual Report to learn more about our organization and...

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Common Ground Newsletters

Did you miss a previous newsletter or just want to go back and see what we have been working on? Check out previous publications below! Common Wealth Development's quarterly newsletter for residents, commercial tenants, workforce participants, and supporters LIKE YOU....

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