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Weinert WAVE Advisory Board

Mike Mathews

Mike Mathews


Economic Growth Advisors

Mike Mathews is President of Economic Growth Advisors in Madison.

Mike Mathews was a principal in the Madison Business Advisory Services practice with Grant Thornton. He joined the firm in 2000 with 17 years of business experience in strategic planning, community economic development, community relations, business development, marketing and public and private finance.


Mike graduated from University of Wisconsin–La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1982, a Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1984 and an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1995.

Mike’s formal education and professional training provide a broad understanding and appreciation of how individuals, public organizations and private firms make decisions and respond to change. He has initiated several innovative programs and achieved positive results within public- and private-sector organizations.

Professional Affiliations

Mike has been actively involved in several business, professional and community organizations at the board and committee level including: Downtown Madison, Inc., Wisconsin Economic Development Association, Forward Wisconsin, Wisconsin Venture Fair, City of Madison Plan Commission, City of Madison Economic Development Commission, Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship and the United Way of Dane County.