The Black Business Hub is a dynamic new economic development anchor that will be constructed at a high-traffic intersection located at the southern-most gateway into the state capitol of Madison, Wisconsin. The facility is expected to open in 2022, and become home to 15 or more Black and other BIPOC-owned businesses, co-working spaces, small business development agencies, and two government anchor tenants. Located at the corner of Park St. and Hughes Pl., The Hub is planned as a 64,000 sq. ft., 4-story regional destination and south Madison economic anchor. The site is visible from the Beltline highway which sees traffic of over 100,000 vehicles per day.
THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE/ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
In addition to the physical space, the Urban League and partners like the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and the Together We Build Fund are developing the Black Business Hub Accelerator Program. The program will include technical assistance as well as opportunities for business planning grants and loans. Loans and grants may support things such as planning, education, working capital, equipment, and other opportunities for expansion of existing businesses and launch of startups. The purpose of the program is to help prospective Hub businesses get prepared to succeed as tenants in The Hub.
This Interest Form is to gather information from businesses and organizations interested in locating in the building and/or participating in the Accelerator Program. The information collected will help guide the design of the project and create an updated list of potential tenants. This form is for informational purposes only. The Urban League will follow up with a more formal process for selecting tenants and accelerator program participants as the process moves forward.