Town of Madison

Scenic View

Established in 1804 Madison, Maine is a community with rich history, beautiful scenery and a relaxed way of life. Retailers like Renys and Campbells True Value highlight downtown area with shopping, eateries, beauty salons, electronics, banking and more.

The Kennebec River winds its way through town, adding to the quality of life by providing access for paddling and fishing .

We have a great deal of community pride hosting parades and fes- tivals throughout the year. Madison is also home to Lakewood The- atre proudly offering fine dining and local community theatre pro- ductions for over 100 years!

Local industry is anchored by UPM Madison (Madison Paper Industries) and the 42 acre Backyard Farms Tomato Green- house, making Madison the tomato capital of New England!


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 utilities in place, low electricity delivery rates from Madison Electric and high speed internet access.  Fiber optic capabili- ties allow freedom to do business anywhere in the world from Madison through cutting edge voice, data and video services.

What’s new in Madison

Direct access to broadband internet via the Three Ring
Binder Project

  • Recent completion of a natural gas line to the downtown area.
  • Certified as “Business-Friendly” by the State of Maine
  • A local Business Assistance Program

Community Website:

Business contact:

The Madison Office of Economic Development
207 696 3334

Town photo

Highlights from the review team:

Creative problem solving to bring industry to area with strong examples of job creation

  • Backyard Farms is an impressive success story
  • Diverse companies participation in application pro- cess
  • Good collaboration with local, regional and state entities
  • Popular annual festivals show good community support