Madison – the capital city of Wisconsin – is a dynamic, growing city of 250,000 people incorporated in 1848. Long dominated by state government and the University of Wisconsin, Madison is experiencing tremendous job growth in health, bio-technology and advertising. The city has been relatively unaffected by the current economic downturn and continues to add jobs.
Many business are attracted to Madison because of the highly educated workforce. Almost ½ of Madison's citizens over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree. The city holds the distinction of have the highest percentage of PH.d's per capita in the US. In addition, the Madison school district is home to numerous highly rated high schools.
The city also offers a vibrant arts scene. The Madison Opera, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Madison Repertory Theater, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Ballet and the Children's Theater of Madison are just a few of the arts organizations based in Madison. The city is also home to a growing and eclectic live music scene with numerous venues featuring all types of live music.