Report names Madison as city with high potential to become technology hub for the country

A report by Brookings Institution listed Madison as an area of high growth in the technology industry and said the city has the potential to become a highly innovative region with the help of federal funding.

The Brookings Institution report said Madison has seen a large number of new technology-related jobs and companies being created in the area. The report advocates for funding from the federal government for eight to 10 high technology growth cities in order to boost development and make the cities self-sustaining innovation hubs.

At the end of January, several staff members from the University of Wisconsin joined representatives from companies and universities across the country at a conference to discuss the potential of high technology growth cities and what can be done to help continue the positive trend of development in their area.

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