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.

Academic Institutions

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.

Economic Development

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

An online business guide for business developers and entrepreneurs will soon be available 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 BusinessNumber of Employees (approximate)
Christmas Tree Shops
Warehouse / Distribution / Corporate Headquarters
600
Pavestone
Manufacturer
200
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



IDEX

Manufacturer

134
Serta Mattress
Warehouse / Distribution
95

Malden Internat'l Design
Headquarters
75
Bimbo Bakeries
Distribution Center
50
  1. Tax Incentive Programs
  2. Zoning & Permitting

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.

Contact Information

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.