100+ citizens and organizations spoke up for equity through entrepreneurship


Over the last six weeks, the Mayor’s office and City alders have received well over 100 emails and phone calls in support of the City’s continued investment in our Public Market. While we are all facing daily obstacles and unprecedented challenges, so many of you took the time to speak up for our Market and the important positive impact this investment will make. We can’t thank you enough.

Understandably during multiple crises facing our community, City leadership needed to reassess every project and department. After so many diverse voices spoke up for our Market, the Mayor has upheld the City’s commitment to our Public Market by maintaining our funding ($7M) in the Mayor’s Executive Budget released earlier today.

Thank you, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, for prioritizing equity through entrepreneurship as an important value and economic investment in the Madison region.

This is a huge milestone for our project! While the budget must still make it’s way through the city approval process, we are optimistic that the Common Council will support the Mayor’s continued commitment to our project. We will keep you updated on our progress.
We deeply believe in the Madison Public Market’s ability to amplify and uplift diverse entrepreneurs in our community and become an important public space in Madison that brings people from all backgrounds together. THANK YOU for continuing on this journey with us.

Market Forward!

I’m excited to have a place where people can share their passions and different cultures. The Madison Public Market has 30 participants in the MarketReady Program, 83% are people of color and 63% are women. This is truly exciting! To have a place where people can come together to shop, eat and just hang out but also to develop community, build relationships and grow. This is very exciting for the people who live here and for the people who will come visit Madison. - Alice Choi, Hip Foodie Mom

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