Economic Development

While we count chamber of commerce-like activities as a key part of our mission, we play an active role in trying to bring jobs and investment to our area. If you’re considering an area to locate your business give us a call at (608) 222-8565. We can help you navigate the waters in our business friendly community and can help you make the connections you need to move smoothly through the process. Monona is open for business and we look forward to working with you!

View in depth demographics for the Monona East Side area

The Monona East Side Business Alliance is a key resource for businesses in Monona and on the east side. The City of Monona is a very business-friendly organization that is poised for success with the recent completion of the redevelopment of Monona Drive. Your contacts at the City of Monona are April Little, City Administrator and Sonja Reichertz, City Planner. Monona’s City Hall is located at 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, WI 53716 and can be reached at (608) 222-2525.

Below is a list of resources that will provide you with the tools needed to help your business succeed.

City of Monona’s Economic Development Department

Monona’s Facade Grant Program

MadRep (Madison Region Economic Partnership)

Business Climate – Madison (facts & stats on everything business in our area)

UW-Madison’s Small Business Development Center

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

WARF Upstart Program for Minority and Women’s Entrepreneurship

SCORE – Madison Chapter – Free Business Counseling

Dane County Office of Workforce & Economic Development

Madison Economic Development

MG&E Economic Development

Wisconsin Business Development

Common Wealth Development


Cornerstone Grants

Gold Shovel Site Verification Program

Locate In Wisconsin Search Engine (demographics & research tool with interactive map)