This will be a two-part blog post book review.
I recently read Brad Feld's book "Startup Communities" about building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city. Feld is a Boulder based author.
I moved to Madison from Boulder 12 yrs ago after the 2002 post internet bubble crash. I know the tech community is thriving there now and has in the past largely due to a very cohesive entrepreneurial community.
The author has a thesis for many cities trying to grow that is a simple and useful approach.
The momentum is building to get Madison on the radar as a "healthy startup community".