Economic Opportunity

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

Safe, stable and healthy housing opportunities for renters and aspiring homeowners.

Economic Development

Supporting young businesses through affordable space and business incubation.

Employment + Training Programs

Building Community

Fostering community engagement through partnerships and programs.

Events & Festivals

Willy Street Fair
West Fest

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 young 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

Harmony Bar Golf Outing 2022

The Annual Harmony Bar Golf Outing is back again in 2022 and we are so excited to have you join us! REGISTER HERE:   Putting contest: 11am   Shotgun start: 12 noon...

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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!

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Golf Outing 2021

Golf Outing 2021

Join us August 29th at Yahara Hills Golf Course for an afternoon of golf, prizes, pizza and beer! Provided by Common Wealth Development

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The Alliance at Meadowood: Update

The Alliance at Meadowood: Update

  Construction is well underway at 5802 Raymond Road, the home of our newest affordable housing development. Here, you can see the interior construction on one of the 11 units. Follow along for updates on the progress and the grand opening date!  

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