Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit on Tuesday, May 5 at Monona Terrace.
The annual Summit builds on previous years of this joint event hosted by MadREP and the ULGM in a collective commitment to advancing talent, opportunity and growth for all the region's citizens. A topic of vital importance, the convergence of diversity and economic development is a critical component of efforts to mold this region into a model for economic inclusion. We know that diversity spurs economic growth, while homogeneity slows it down. As workforce demographics continue to shift, we recognize that the businesses and communities that embody, embrace, and encourage diversity in all its forms will experience the most gains. It is incumbent upon all of us living and working in the Madison Region to understand the integral relationship between economic growth and diversity, and to act upon the opportunities before us.
The day-long Summit will engage, educate, and empower attendees around issues related to economic, workforce, and community development. The event will feature keynote speakers, break-out sessions, and ample networking opportunities. Participants will represent the entire eight-county Madison Region, with an anticipated audience of 600+ business executives, community leaders, economic development professionals, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.