Bourne’s Downtown

With views of the Cape Cod Canal and access to major highways without going over the bridges, Bourne’s Downtown is being developed as a mixed-use economic and growth center.

Bourne Development Campus

The BFDC is developing plans to create a green technology campus for green technology companies.

The BFDC

The Bourne Financial Development Corporation BFDC) is an independent, non-profit economic development organization focused on the revitalization and redevelopment of Bourne’s Downtown.

To promote the common good and general welfare of the town of Bourne and to improve the living standards of its citizens by fostering the improvement and development of employment and educational opportunities.

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From The Blog

Calling for Applications

The BFDC is calling for applications from people interested in serving as the organization’s Executive Director. Go to the “Contact” tab to apply. Why? Because the person who has served in that role for the last 13 years is retiring. See press statement below. BFDC Searching for new Executive Director The Bourne Financial Development Corporation has announced that Sallie...

Town Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Wastewater Treatment Capacity Expansion and FAQs on the Project

On October 19, 2017 at a ceremony at the Bourne Community Center the state’s Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced that the Town had been awarded a $1.5 million MassWorks grant toward the completion of the proposed wastewater treatment plant. The grant reduces the amount that voters at the October 30 Town Meeting will be asked to fund. Answers to...

Park Restoration and Upgrade Continues

December 2017: As winter approaches and threatens to halt work on the Buzzards Bay Park, the Green Acres crew continue installing equipment and preparing for the final steps in the park’s upgrade and restoration. As the photo above shows, several items of play equipment are installed. The plan is to finish the installation of the irrigation system in the...

Downtown Hotel Plans Move Forward

New Buzzards Bay Hotel Gets Waiver From Dimension Regulations By MICHAEL J. RAUSCH, BOURNE ENTERPRISE  Plans to bring a new Hampton Inn to Buzzards Bay have taken another step forward. The Bourne Planning Board approved a site plan review/special permit for the new hotel during its meeting Thursday evening, March 23. The hotel is the first piece of a...

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates New Major Development

The first project in Bourne’s Downtown Growth Incentive Zone was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in July. Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay, a senior living community, was ready for residents about 15 months after a February 2014 ground breaking. The four-story building includes 106 market‐rate residential units: 31 for independent living, 55 for assisted living and 20 for memory...

Town Votes to Join MBTA, Extending Commuter Rail to Bourne’s Downtown

In May 2015, Bourne residents voted with a significant margin to join the MBTA. The vote came after more than a year of study by Town leaders (see below) and followed one of the MBTA’s worst performance seasons. In April 2016, MBTA leaders conducted a public forum in Bourne to introduce the concept of a “Pilot Feeder Service,” a...

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