COVID-19

These are difficult times, to say the least. We’ve faced unprecedented isolation and so many in our community are suffering. When this pandemic ends – and we know that it will end – we believe that the Madison Public Market can be a positive place that brings our community back together. The Public Market team is working hard to continue moving our project forward.

Opening in two years, the timing of our Market is ideal as our community and small businesses heal and rebuild. The Madison Public Market will:

  • Bring people of all backgrounds together in a safe and meaningful way.
  • Uplift small businesses, with a focus on multicultural entrepreneurs.
  • Encourage community support of small businesses and our local economy.
  • Increase food access for families with limited resources.

The world has changed and along with it, our Public Market project must evolve too. Our Public Market Team is expanding small business support through our Food Innovation Center and have applied for a $5.5 million federal grant to help fund this important work. We plan to utilize the 5,000 sq. ft. South Hall as flexible space to support even more food businesses, with a limited number private events and more space for food manufacturing, distribution, and collaboration.

We remain committed to our community and this Market. Thank you to everyone who continues to support us as, like everyone else, we navigate our way through these challenging times.

“After being involved with the MPM planning for over a decade, I could not be happier for city leaders and staff, and more importantly the entrepreneurs that will make it special, that this project is inching its way towards reality. The Madison Public Market will be a unique center of excellence serving the Madison Region in the agriculture, food and beverage industry. It will also anchor the Cap East District, making it even more dynamic. Kudos to all those involved.” - Michael Gay, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Madison Region Economic Partnership

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