MadREP: Senior Vice President Michael Gay accepts new position with Invest Puerto Rico

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The Senior Vice President of Economic Development’s last day with MadREP will be Friday, February 28, 2020.
Madison, WI – The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) today announced Michael Gay, senior vice president of economic development at MadREP, has accepted the position of chief business development officer at Invest Puerto Rico. His last day with MadREP will be Friday, February 28, 2020.

“While we are excited for Michael and his new adventure, MadREP and the rest of the Madison Region will miss his significant expertise and experience,” said MadREP President Paul Jadin. “Michael has played a vital role in projects critical to the region, including site selection for MacDon, Little Potato Company, Eurofins, Phoenix Nuclear Labs, MadREP’s key industry sector reports, 2018’s Disaster Recovery Microloan program marketing and the Region’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) designation.”   

Michael joined MadREP in May of 2013 as senior vice president of economic development. Prior to joining MadREP, he served as the director of the Center for New Ventures (CNV) at UW-Platteville from 2011-2013 helping the university become more entrepreneurial, promote research, and increase grant relationships. Before his tenure at UW-Platteville, Michael worked for the City of Madison for over a decade as the business development coordinator, serving as the official liaison between city government and the Madison business community. Michael holds the Certified Economic Developer classification (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council.
About Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)
MadREP is the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region, founded by business and community leaders to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses prosper. MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic and business development opportunities. Learn more at