Greater Madison Chamber: Praises collaboration on revised Block 100 Foundation project

President Calls for Expedited Approval of this Unique Philanthropic Endeavor

(Madison, WI) – As an early supporter of the Block 100 Foundation project and an outspoken advocate for the needs of stronger collaboration between local government and the business community to advance economic development, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Alexander issued the following statement. This, regarding today’s announcement that the Block 100 Foundation would be submitting a revised proposal with support from city leaders.

“The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce applauds the Frautschi family, Mayor Soglin and other city leaders for coming together and finding consensus to make this important philanthropic endeavor a reality. This is the exact type of strong, tenacious leadership we need to elevate the Greater Madison community above other regions. Ongoing collaboration between local government, community entities, philanthropists and the business community is what will help us to Advance Now to make up where we lag behind our peers in business development and job creation. Thank you to the Frautschi’s continued generosity and commitment to this city, and thank you to the leadership from Mayor Soglin. This unique project deserves an expedited and enthusiastic approval.”


About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce (GMCC):

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