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

Available Commercial Development Sites

Site Name



1.82 acres


I4-C2, also known as 65 Rogers Street is a 1.82 waterfront parcel on Gloucester’s inner harbor in the historic heart of the fishing industry and one block away from Main Street and the Civic Center District. The city seeks development that contributes to the ongoing public involvement in creating a downtown harbor destination and enhancing the growth of Gloucester’s unique waterfront industrial economy. Given its highly visible and attractive location on the waterfront, this property has great value in its ability to attract activity.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Salvatore Di Stefano, Economic Development Director, City of Gloucester

Site Name

11-13 Harbor Loop Road


32,282 sq. ft.


The site is located in downtown Gloucester, direct Gloucester Harbor front formally known as the Empire fish company. It includes 35,000 SF of building on 1-acre deep-water pier, which can accommodate large fishing or commercial vessels. Waterfront Industrial property in Designated Port Area.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Joseph Militello, Agent

Site Name

11 Dory Road (Formerly Gloucester Engineering)


163,000 sq. ft.


Located in Gloucester’s Blackburn Industrial Park, 11 Dory Road is a 163,000 Class C Manufacturing building built in 1970. The property is for sale or lease (minimum 50,000 sq. ft.).

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Greg Klemmer