Doing Business Here
"Locally Strategic, Regionally Competitive."
At the gateway to the Cape and Plymouth, Middleborough sits at major interstate interchanges. Interstates 495 and 24 connect Middleborough to metropolitan hubs like Boston and Providence in approximately one hour as well as New England’s largest airport, Logan International Airport in Boston.
The Town of Middleborough also enjoys its location in close proximity to academic institutions such as Massasoit Community College, Bridgewater State University and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Middleborough takes economic development seriously. Home to six business parks totaling more than six million square feet and major companies, including the corporate headquarters for Ocean Spray and Christmas Tree Shops, Middleborough is a business-friendly community that has targeted several areas for further development including the rotary area, route 28, route 105 in the downtown. Town staff work closely with developers from initial contact, through the streamlined permitting process, to occupancy to ensure that the needs of the business and the community are effectively and efficiently addressed.
Online Business Guide
The links to online business guides for business developers and entrepreneurs are available on the right of this page, containing guidance on navigating local development processes, resources, and incentives.
Gas & Electric
Municipally owned gas and electric has made Middleborough an attractive location for many manufacturers and other big businesses such as the following top employers in the area:
|Company Name||Nature of Business||Number of Employees (approximate)|
|Christmas Tree Shops||Warehouse / Distribution / Corporate Headquarters||600|
|Brookfield Engineering||Manufacturer / Corporate Headquarters||176|
|Ocean Spray Cranberries||Manufacturer / Corporate Headquarters||170|
|NES Clothing (Broder Brothers)||Warehouse / Distribution||160|
|McLeans South||Long Term Care Medical Facility||156|
|Highpoint Treatment Center||N / A||150|
|Serta Mattress||Warehouse / Distribution||95|
|Malden Internat'l Design||Headquarters||75|
|Bimbo Bakeries||Distribution Center||50|
Economic Development Target Area
The Town of Middleborough has been designated as a Economic Development Target Area by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is therefore eligible to negotiate tax incentives agreements to encourage commercial development in any of the three Economic Opportunity Areas. Middleborough utilizes Tax Increment Financing Assessments as the tax incentive vehicle. Click the previous link for more information on TIFs.
To discuss the potential for a TIF for your business, please email Janis K. Akerstrom.
State Investment Tax Credits
State Investment Tax Credits may also be available. For eligibility requirements and more information, please visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.