If it’s your first time here, this blog is a collection of ideas, goals, and efforts, I began back in August of 2010 after moving back to Madison, WI after stints in SF, NYC, LA and Chicago.  Living in cultural and economic hubs taught me a lot about business and life and I’m fortunate to bring back those experiences to the city I love.

“Big city thinker with a small town heart”

Joe Sweeney talks with AOL co-founder Steve Case about the rise of Madison, WI for entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development.

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Be sure to check out 100state, which is the community I co-founded, am a board member for and am an active part of, which helps to help foster education, problem solving, entrepreneurship, and social impact.

Here are a few of the things we’ve done over the past year.

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