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Madison listed as alternative location for USDA facilities

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison made the final cut of potential locations for the new homes of two branches of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but it is not among the top three candidates.

The USDA is looking for new sites for its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The top three candidates are locations in Indiana, Kansas/Missouri and North Carolina.

Madison is listed as an alternative location along with St. Louis, Missouri. The USDA says these two locations could be considered if the top three locations do not suit the agency’s needs.

Madison’s bid involved the following applicants: City of Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS), University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of University Relations, University Research Park, State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and consumer Protection, and 910 Mayer, LLC.

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