Madison Enterprise Center:
A business incubator in the heart
of the vibrant near-east side.

canningWhat 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 a 1st stage business incubation initiative of Common Wealth Development, offering office and light industrial business incubation spaces, serving 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.

watchesHow Does It Work?

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.

Available space at Madison Enterprise Center

Current Tenants

  • Bespoke Talent

    Recruiting firm Learn More

  • BWZ Architects

    Architectural professional services firm. Learn More

  • Dashelito Enterprises

    Locally made hot sauces Learn More

  • Emelar Consulting Group, LLC

    Salesforce and management consulting firm. Learn More

  • FillMyReceipe

    Organic Indian meal kits. Learn More

  • GymDandy, LLC

    Helps space administrators manage online listings and create available time blocks for space usage, inventory searches, and online payments Learn More

  • JABMO

    Account-based marketing and integrated suite of applications. Learn More

  • Mad Urban Bees

    Sustainable urban beekeeping Learn More

  • Metta Monday Creative

    Boutique media company Learn More

  • OneEnergy Renewables

    Developer of distributed, utility-scale renewable energy projects. Learn More

  • Pikku Takki, LLC

    Quality artisan, avant-garde children’s clothing Learn More

  • Potter's Fine Foods

    Organic handcrafted crackers Learn More

  • SchoolPay

    Payment services & integrated software provider Learn More

  • SNL Design Works, LLC

    Glass studio Learn More

  • The Common Kitchen

    Full-service co-packing partner for micro-batch producers.

  • 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

Contact Us

If you are interested in our two business incubator spaces, please be in touch.

Rachel Darken

608.256.3527 x18

Email Rachel


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