Multi-use paths on both sides of the Cape Cod Canal attract both area residents and tourists. Fishermen line its banks. Multi-story buildings in Bourne's Downtown will provide spectacular views.

Multi-use paths on both sides of the Cape Cod Canal attract both area residents and tourists. Fishermen line the Canal’s banks. Multi-story buildings in Bourne’s Downtown will provide spectacular views.

The Town of Bourne offers both an excellent quality of life and a business-friendly environment to support new businesses or business growth. Development and re-development are especially invited to the Village of Buzzards Bay, Bourne’s Downtown.

Bourne, with a population of about 20,000, is located at the entrance to Cape Cod. It spans the Cape Cod Canal and the two bridges crossing to the Cape Cod peninsula go through the Town.

The Town can be reached by Route 3 south from Boston, Routes 495 and 25 from central Massachusetts and Routes 195 and 25 from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City and south. It is serviced by major airports in Boston (Logan) and Rhode Island (Green), each about an hour away from Downtown, and by the Barnstable County Airport in Hyannis, about 20 minutes from town.

Bourne has eight village centers, the most commercial being Buzzards Bay, which has been designated an economic growth center by the county’s planning agency. The BFDC and the Town have made many changes to the Village of Buzzards Bay to make it business-friendly. See Development in Bourne

About 10,000 of the town’s residents are in the work force, with 30 percent in management, professional and related positions.

Of the approximately 13,000 residents 25 years of age and older, almost 30 percent have earned bachelor degrees or higher and about 93 percent are high school graduates or higher.
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The Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (UCT) are in Bourne. Both the UCT and the Cape Cod Community College are engaged in workforce training.