Madison MSA ranks first for industry diversity

The Madison Region/MSA ranked No. 1 for industry diversity in a study conducted by EMSI, an Idaho-based research firm.

The EMSI study looks at the number of industry and occupation types in a region, as well as the evenness of employment across these industries and occupations. The Elkhart, Indiana MSA ranked last in this report.

Paul Jadin, president of the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP), commented on the Madison Region’s top spot in a release: “The report validates the collaboration among our counties as the rural areas are clearly more dense in agriculture and manufacturing while Dane County excels in the new and emerging sectors. By itself, Dane County ranks 10th while, with the other three in the MSA, the Region becomes the most diverse economy in the country.”