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The South Madison Black Business Hub

The Madison region’s premiere enterprise center devoted to incubating, accelerating, and networking Black and other BIPOC entrepreneurs. The 76,000 square foot, state of the art facility will be prominently located at the southernmost gateway into downtown Madison. The Hub will feature a diverse mix of retail businesses, eat-in and take-out food selections, co-working spaces, a rentable commercial kitchen, event spaces, and more. The Black Business Hub Accelerator will offer a place-based system of entrepreneurial supports including loans, grants, technical assistance, networking, and more.

Watch coverage on Channel3000.com as the Mayor and others announce the location of The Hub.

Read the March 4, 2021 joint press release from the Urban League and City of Madison announcing partnership to redevelop the Village on Park.

THE SOUTH MADISON BLACK BUSINESS HUB

The Hub is envisioned as a bustling commercial destination space in South Madison where Black and other BIPOC-owned businesses can thrive and build a legacy. Th Hub will provide an ideally situated space at the southern gateway into the City of Madison space for minority business owners to have a storefront location and be part of a robust ecosystem by and for entrepreneurs of color.  The project is inspired, in part, by the successful Sherman Phoenix located in Milwaukee, WI, and its community-driven, equitable economic empowerment. The Hub will be the catalyst for a multi-phase partnership with the City of Madison to redevelop the Village on Park. The Hub is currently modeled as a 3-story, 60,000 sq. ft. building located at the corner of Park Street and Hughes place. The Hub will include a diverse mix of retail businesses, coworking spaces, and entrepreneurial support services with several large commercial anchor tenants expected to bring over 100 employees to the building. Future phases of the project envision additional commercial space as well as housing for rent and ownership. The vision for The Hub emerged after more than two years of community engagement led by multiple stakeholders and involving over 200 civic leaders, neighborhood residents, government officials, business leaders, non-profit agencies, and others.

TOGETHER WE BUILD & AMERICAN FAMILY FUNDS

The Hub is envisioned as a bustling commercial destination space in South Madison where Black and other BIPOC-owned businesses can thrive and build a legacy. Th Hub will provide an ideally situated space at the southern gateway into the City of Madison space for minority business owners to have a storefront location and be part of a robust ecosystem by and for entrepreneurs of color.  The project is inspired, in part, by the successful Sherman Phoenix located in Milwaukee, WI, and its community-driven, equitable economic empowerment. The Hub will be the catalyst for a multi-phase partnership with the City of Madison to redevelop the Village on Park. The Hub is currently modeled as a 3-story, 60,000 sq. ft. building located at the corner of Park Street and Hughes place. The Hub will include a diverse mix of retail businesses, coworking spaces, and entrepreneurial support services with several large commercial anchor tenants expected to bring over 100 employees to the building. Future phases of the project envision additional commercial space as well as housing for rent and ownership. The vision for The Hub emerged after more than two years of community engagement led by multiple stakeholders and involving over 200 civic leaders, neighborhood residents, government officials, business leaders, non-profit agencies, and others.

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Job boards and classified ads only include about 20% of all available jobs. The Urban League can help you uncover the other 80%! We offer an array of FREE job training, placement, and coaching services as well as access to a network of the region’s premier employers.

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Center for Workforce & Economic Development
2222 S. Park St. | Madison, WI 53713

Southwest Madison Employment Center
1233 McKenna Blvd. | Madison, WI 53719

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