Economic Development Coalition

The Northside Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) consists of Northside business owners, elected officials, city agency staff, non-profit organizations and residents who are dedicated to partnering on ways to help guide economic growth and implement economic betterment strategies for our community.  Current efforts are focused on increasing the capacity of the Northside business community through marketing, and a stronger presence in City decision making.  Please contact the Northside Planning Council for more information at 608-230-1221.

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Economic Development Coalition Active Members and Sponsors:

Jeff Affeldt, Arcus Communication Design
John Boles, Financial Planning
Dorothy Borchardt, Community Leader
Dave Bruns, Northside TownCenter
Don Bruns, Northside TownCenter
Margo Dixon, Northside Business Association and The UPS Store
Greg Fromm, The Alexander Company
Sue Gleason, Northside Planning Council
Bill Haight, Magna Publications
Rebecca Kemble, District 18 Alder
Lauri Lee, Northside Business Association and Communication Concepts
Larry Palm, District 12 Alder
Sue Peck, Make Music Madison
Steve Reese, Simon Real Estate
Marty Rifkin, The Rifkin Group
Ruth Rohlich, City of Madison Office of Business Resources
Karen Thompson, Northside Business Association and AnchorBank
Rylee Wedekind, 5 NInes Data

Major Efforts and Programs Include:

2014 New Northside Brochure
2014 Forward Fest Happy Hour at FEED Kitchens
2012 Commercial Brokers Event: In partnership with key City leaders and economic development staff, the NEDC hosted the first Commercial Real Estate Brokers gathering to better market the Northside’s opportunities to realtors and the development community.
2010 Northside Economic Summit: In 2010 in a partnership with Alder Rhodes-Conway, NPC helped inspire the collective meeting of the community’s primary officials (the mayor, the mayor’s aide on economic development, two Northside Dane County Supervisors, four Northside Alders and the city’s top Economic Development and Planning staff). The intent is to strategize on city/county resources and to form new partnerships, focusing on the importance of small business development and improving the region’s perception of the Northside.
Seed Loans: The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), working in partnership with NPC and the City of Madison Community Development Block Grant program, is now offering new “Seed Loans” to business owners or those starting businesses on the Northside. The loans are between $5000-$10,000 with a 60 month term at a five percent interest rate. For loan information, contact WWBIC at 608-257-5450.