Madison Enterprise Center:
A business incubator in the heart
of the vibrant near-east side.
What is the Madison Enterprise Center?
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and Common Wealth, a non-profit community development corporation, formed a unique partnership in 1987 that launched the Madison Enterprise Center (MEC).
MEC is an office and light industrial business incubator that serves start-up and expanding small businesses. The Madison Enterprise Center offers an affordable rental rate and shared services including high-speed Internet and video conferencing equipment. The on-site manager is available to provide business assistance and resource-matching services to connect tenants with existing business support programs.
Businesses may stay at the Madison Enterprise Center from 3-5 years. To qualify for acceptance into the Madison Enterprise Center, a business must be a for-profit company, produce a product or provide a service, and have the potential for future job creation. All applicants must prepare a business plan as part of the application package that is reviewed and evaluated by the Business Development Committee, which makes acceptance decisions.
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Mad Urban Bees
Sustainable urban beekeeping Learn More
Metta Monday Creative
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Pikku Takki, LLC
Quality artisan, avant-garde children’s clothing Learn More
Potter's Fine Foods
Organic handcrafted crackers Learn More
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SNL Design Works, LLC
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Wisconsin Procurement Instititue
Provides the help necessary for Wisconsin businesses to succeed in winning Government awards and contracts Learn More
“I recommend the Madison Enterprise Center to any start-up business.”Randy D. Cortright, Founder & CTO, Virent Energy Systems