Providing employment opportunities, small
businesses loans and quality, affordable housing for
Madison and Dane County residents.
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TESTIMONIALS

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The Venture Debt Fund is a perfect vehicle for fast growth companies like Forte Research. It provided cash to support growth when we were too risky for traditional bank financing and allowed us to focus on our business instead of the fundraising process.

- Srini Kalluri
Founder
President & CEO& Chief Customer Experience Officer
Forte Research Systems, Inc.

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  • 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.

     

MDC Board Members

The corporation is managed by a thirteen member Board of Directors. The Board, chaired by Mary Strickland, contains representatives from both area business and community leaders. Madison Development Corporation By-Laws require the Board to represent sections of the community. The Mayor of Madison appoints eight of the Directors, the Chair of the Dane County Board of Supervisors appoints one County Supervisor that represents Madison and four members are elected by the MDC membership. Any Dane County resident, business, or person employed in the county is eligible to be a member of MDC.

The Madison Development Corporation Board of Directors provides policy guidance and direction to the President. The Board meets generally at 7:45 AM on the second Wednesday of every other month. Each Director normally sits on one standing or ad hoc Committee. Current committees include the Executive, Loan and Investment, and Housing Committees.

Board Members and Representation

  • Ron Trachtenberg
    Chair
  • Stuart Levitan
    Secretary
  • Vicki Bankston                                                                                                                                 Vice Chair                                                                                                                                    
  • Mary Strickland                                                                                                                                                                              Past Chair, R.W. Baird
  • Rich Arnesen
    Stone House Development 
  • Rob Bergenthal
    True North Investments
  • Tom Golden
    Secretary, M3 Insurance 
  • Mike Kollath
    Treasurer, Kollath CPAs
  • Matt Younkle
    Forward Fest/Murfie
  • Julia Stone                                                                                                                                                                                    Amazon.com
  • Dante Viscarra                                                                                                                                                                                Wisconsin Latino News
  • Anne Neujahr Morrison                                                                                                                                                                 Urban Land Interests
  • Tony Koblinsky                                                                                                                                                                             Madison-Kipp
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