The Bourne Financial Development Corporation BFDC) is an independent, non-profit economic development organization focused on the revitalization and redevelopment of Bourne’s Downtown.
Established by vote of Bourne Town Meeting and an act of the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2000, the BFDC is also a 501(c)(3) organization. The BFDC is subject to and generally has the powers and privileges conferred by the provisions of chapter 180 of the MA General Laws. The act assigns a number of powers to the organization so that it can accomplish its mission, including that of acquiring, holding and disposing of property, receiving donations, borrowing money, issuing bonds, making loans, and cooperating with other organizations, public or private .
The BFDC operates with a 15-member Board of Directors, three appointed by the Bourne Board of Selectmen, 12 elected by the BFDC Members. The Directors meet monthly. The BFDC Board has several standing committees: Executive, Audit, Finance, Main Street Steering and Nominating. In addition, ad hoc working groups are appointed as needed for specific development tasks, such as the Bourne Development Campus working group.
Membership in the BFDC is open to anyone who is interested in advancing the mission. People with businesses in Bourne, whether or not they are Bourne residents, are welcome to join. There is no membership fee.
Tax deductible donations are welcome — make check out to BFDC and mail to P. O. Box 289, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
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.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider employer, and lender.