Business Registration

Whether you are a sole proprietorship or engage in a partnership business, you must register your business with the town.  Registration is as easy as completing a certificate and filing it with the Town Clerk's Office.  For a complete listing of registered businesses, please see "Madison Business Listing".

Business Registration Form

Business Assistance

The Town of Madison offers local grant and loan opportunities to foster business growth and economic development.  Funded by revenue from the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District created for Backyard Farms the programs are facilitated through the Town Office and all applications are reviewed by the Board of Selectmen.

For information about grants and loans that may be available for your local business contact the Madison Office of Economic Development at 696-3334.

Local Industry

Backyard Farms: Largest Tomato Greenhouse in New England

With two greenhouses built to date, we believe Madison is the Tomato Capitol of New England!  Located on River Road, there are now 42 acres of tomatoes growing under two massive glass greenhouses. 

Read more: Local Industry 

Madison Business Gateway Industrial Park

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Located just a few miles from US Route 201, the Madison Business Gateway offers 11 sites which are shovel-ready for projects.  Each site has water and sewer in place, as well as access to low electricity delivery rates from Madison Electric and high speed internet access.   Fiber optic capabilities allows freedom to do business anywhere in the world from Madison through cutting edge voice, data and video services.

Click Here to view sites or call 207 696 3334 for information on lot size, availability and pricing.

As a Certified Business-Friendly Community, Madison is ready to help your business grow or relocate.  The Town Business Assistance Program offers tools such as Revolving Loans, Matching Grants and Tax Increment Financing.  An expanded Pine Tree Development Zone offers assistance for businesses looking to purchase land or buildings.

Deed restrictions do exist in the Business Gateway along with Park Covenants.  Please call the Town Office for more information at 207 696 3971.


Employment Opportunities

For a listing of the jobs in the Somerset County area, please visit Atwork Personnel Services.  To view their page, click here

The State of Maine's website hosts a wealth of job opportunities in Maine.  To visit their site for a complete listing, click here.

The Town of Madison subscribes to which is dedicated to connecting job seekers with local employers.  Visit them online at

Madison Business Alliance

Established in 2010 the Madison Business Alliance is a collaboration of local business people who sincerely believe that Madison is a great place to work.  With 75 current members the MBA is committed to keeping Madison a beautiful place while seeking to develop new growth opportunities.  For more information visit their site at

In 2014 the Business Alliance nominated the Town of Madison as a State Certified Business Friendly Community.  As seen in this video, the Maine Department of Community and Economic Development presents the Town of Madison with Business Friendly Certification.