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.

Business Incubation

Startup Businesses
Growing Businesses
Available Commercial Space

Building Community

Fostering community engagement through partnerships and programs.

Events & Festivals

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Willy Street Fair
West Fest

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

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Commonalities

News, Updates and Announcements from Clients & Staff

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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Podcast: A Seed Called Community

Podcast: A Seed Called Community

Host, and Director of Health Equity and Violence Prevention, Stephanie Bradley Wilson talks to a variety of guests about the work being done by Common Wealth Development.

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Updates On Willy Street Fair 2020

Updates On Willy Street Fair 2020

Willy Street Fair 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19 While we are not able to gather together, we can still remember the joy the fair brings. We are launching a commemorative package campaign for the fair that could not take place. We hope that the people who would...

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Proceeds To Change

Proceeds To Change

So many things have transpired in the world within the last couple of months. We are still deep in the middle of a global pandemic (COVID – 19) as well as a pandemic that has plagued our country for hundreds of years… RACISM! It is crazy to think that here we are in...

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