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 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.
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.
Recruiting firm Learn More
BLUEPRINT - Student-Athletes
Holistic development and wellness for student-athletes. Learn More
Architectural professional services firm. Learn More
Locally made hot sauces Learn More
Organic Indian meal kits. Learn More
Small metal fabrication business.
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
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
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.
“I recommend the Madison Enterprise Center to any start-up business.”Randy D. Cortright, Founder & CTO, Virent Energy Systems