Madison Enterprise Center

Madison Enterprise Center (MEC) is a 1st stage business incubation initiative of Common Wealth Development

What is Madison Enterprise Center?

Madison Enterprise Center (MEC) is a 1st stage business incubation initiative of Common Wealth Development that was launched in partnership with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) in 1987. MEC offers office and light industrial business incubation spaces, in order to support 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.

How 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.

For more information contact Brendan Vandenburg-Carroll, Business Development Coordinator, via phone Cell: (608) 438-6804      Office: (608) 256-3527 x1564

or e-mail

Current Tenants


MicroMyco Growers

Small scale urban mushroom farm. Part agriculture and part recycling program, MicroMyco focuses on locally produced waste to use as a nutritional base in the growing process. MicroMyco sells cultivated and foraged mushrooms to local restaurants and at local farmers markets. 

BWZ Architects

BWZ Architects

Architectural professional services firm.



Organic Indian meal kits.

Potter's Fine Foods

Potter's Crackers

Organic handcrafted crackers.

The Common Kitcken

The Common Kitchen

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


The Looking Glass Bakery

Looking Glass Bakery is a small batch bakery with unique flavors and custom designs.


Aurora Creative

Design. Market. Brand. 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.


Hinchey Design Co.

We define success by how much our products & services positively impact the lives of each other


Lily Forest Designs

Lily Forest Designs is a wedding & event floral atelier set apart by their use of unique and novelty blooms designed in their tailored organic style.

Potter's Fine Foods

The Baked Lab

The Baked Lab is a dessert studio and learning laboratory specializing in modern wedding cakes and delicious desserts for all occasions.


Colleen Manner Design Studio

Colleen Manner Design Studio specializes in bringing brands to life through visual identity, product design and packaging across beauty, wellness, home, tech, food and beverage industries.


Metric Forrest Studio

Metric Forrest Studio jewelry is all made by hand, one at a time. At the Studio, we believe that jewelry is an expression of who you are. We create pieces inspired by you, so there is something for everyone. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted to make your everyday feel special.


Atmospheric Floral

Atmospheric Floral is a Madison-based florist specializing in wedding flowers that also serves Milwaukee, Chicago, and beyond. We craft awe-inspiring florals authentic to our clients’ story.  Atmospheric Floral is the floral designer for anyone who understands how impactful flowers can be to the experience they’re curating for their guests.