A Better Dane County
Committed to creating jobs and fostering economic growth in Dane County.


A Better Dane County


Committed to creating jobs and fostering economic growth in Dane County.

A Better Dane County advocates for and supports a responsive regulatory environment that fosters economic development in the region. We believe we need a stronger voice among our community leaders.

A Better Dane County is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit advocacy 501(c)4 organization committed to supporting responsible regulation and economic growth in Dane County, and the public officials who share that vision. We focus on public policy and engage in grassroots lobbying. We do not expressly advocate for the election or defeat of a clearly defined candidate.


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A Better Dane County, Inc.
5936 Seminole Centre Court
Madison, WI 53711


What We Stand For


We believe those who generate jobs, growth and opportunity have a responsibility to do it effectively and in a manner that protects the environment – applying water quality standards, working closely with the Department of Natural Resources, curtailing runoff and adhering to setback standards.

Similarly, those who regulate economic development have a responsibility to provide a political environment that is clear, concise and uniform.


Whether we are creating jobs or governing our respective communities, we must all be accountable. Economic development means protecting the environment, treating workers fairly and building a future responsibly, and government accountability means you share your community’s desire to create opportunity.

A Better Dane County is committed to working with current and future elected officials who share these visions.


We need to agree that economic development is good for Dane County. Job creators and economic developers are currently faces with the challenge of navigating the complex regulatory world of Dane County. Mixed messages, shifting criteria and political uncertainty can negatively impact meaningful projects that produce jobs.

A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.
— Herb Caen