Gloucester, MA

Learn More About Gloucester, MA

Innovation and authenticity. It is rare to find a place that can claim one of these terms let alone both. Yet Gloucester is just such a place. In fact, Gloucester has been innovating since 1623. As America’s oldest seaport, entrepreneurs have been developing new businesses and new methods on the sea and on land for centuries. Gloucester is home to the flash freezing process, early marine robotics, and the first real-time Internet Seafood Auction. It is a place of natural beauty with a rich arts and cultural scene. It is a real place with a strong sense of identity—proud of its heritage and excited about its future.


Why Gloucester?

  • Direct access to major highways;
  • Convenient, affordable shipping via road, rail and sea;
  • Only 35 miles from Boston and 250 miles from New York City;
  • 40-minute drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport;
  • 20-minute drive to private, Beverly Municipal Airport;
  • Platinum “BioReady Community” (MassBio designation);
  • Direct commuter rail service between Gloucester and Boston;
  • Close to world class medical care, colleges, and universities;
  • Highly motivated workforce with excellent work ethic;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Pro-business environment;
  • Reverse commute from points south; and
  • Culture of creativity and innovation.
  • Local, Sustainable, Delicious, Seafood:
Priority Development Sites

Community Leadership

Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor

978 281 9700

9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Gregg Cademartori, City Planner

978 281-9781

3 Pond Road, City Hall Annex, Gloucester, MA 01930

Sal Distefano, Economic Development Director

978 325 5236

3 Pond Road, City Hall Annex, Gloucester, MA 01930

Jim Cahill, Community Development Director

978 325 5240

3 Pond Road, City Hall Annex, Gloucester, MA 01930

  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    The Gloucester Stage Company

  • Historical Sites:

    Cape Ann Musume, Sargent House Musume, The White-Ellery House

  • Beaches:

    Wingaersheek Beach, Good Harbor, Front Beach, Stage Fort Park, Niles Beach

  • Scenic By-Ways:


  • Municipal Golf Course:

    Bass Rocks Golf Club

Site Name

22 Blackburn Drive


32,772 sq. ft.


Vacant industrial building in Gloucester’s main industrial park. The former Omni Wave facility is available for sale for use as is or redevelopment. This two-story 32,772 square foot property offers 29,124 square foot manufacturing and warehouse on the first floor and 3,648 square foot office on the second floor on a 1.87-acre corner lot on Blackburn Drive and Great Republic Drive in the Blackburn Industrial Park. The main floor has been demised as a large main production area, plating room, brazing room, incoming inspection, QC, shipping/receiving, test rooms, materials storage, etc. The upper story is office space demised for various functions and sizes. The building and site will require remediation from environmental contamination as a result of prior use. Prospective buyers should perform due diligence. Business Park Zone allows many uses by right or special permit.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Ruth Pino
(978) 764-6710