Providing employment opportunities, small
businesses loans and quality, affordable housing for
Madison and Dane County residents.
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"The Venture Debt Fund has been a valuable piece of our company’s financing structure and allowed us to use our latest equity financing directly for sales and marketing activities. This debt financing enabled us to hire staff and build our first instruments, leading to our early  success."

- Lisa Johnson
Chief Business Officer
Semba Biosciences, Inc.


  • Annual Meeting Message

    Madison Development Corporation (MDC’s) goal is to provide quality self-sustaining jobs through loans to small businesses and innovative businesses. MDC also provides affordable housing for Madison and Dane County residents.

  • 2014-2015 Accomplishments

    Loan Activity

    Small Business Loans: In 2014, MDC closed on $763,000 of CDBG-funded new direct loans to 9 small businesses. We also closed on 4 loans for $180,000 from our County-wide, Dane County Development Company fund. Through our Venture Debt Fund, we committed and closed on 5 loans, totaling $1,825,000. Strong loan volume has resulted in a growing loan portfolio for year-end 2015, continuing a three year trend.


Dane County Development

Dane County Development Company (DCDC) has loan funds for innovative and hard to finance businesses in Dane County. DCDC can lend up to $50,000 to qualifying businesses for working capital, inventory, equipment, leasehold improvements as well as real estate.


  • Location of business in Dane County
  • Business must achieve community benefit that might include job growth, opportunities for disadvantaged owners and employees, or undertaking improvement in lower income or rural areas.
  • Business must have a relationship with one of the 16 shareholder banks of DCDC.

For information contact:

David Scholtens,
Vice President - Lending
Phone: 608-256-2799 ext. 213
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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