Affectionately known as the “campus” by our tenants, The Blackburn Business Center is moments away from Route 128 and downtown Gloucester, and hosts a vibrant community of thriving, locally-owned businesses.
The Ideal Cape Ann Location
Cape Ann Location
Facilities and Site
Gloucester’s appeal is the casual Cape Ann lifestyle, while Gloucester’s working-fishing industry and artist’s community make it a truly special place. Work local and enjoy the benefits of this special place while having access to all the services your business needs to succeed.
- Right off the highway and only 50 miles from Boston
- Highway access is immediate—no downtown traffic or lights to delay your travel.
- Historic downtown Gloucester with its working waterfront, the beach, or your boat is only minutes away.
- Parking is plentiful and located directly in front of your business.
The Blackburn Business Center is pleased to provide space for businesses meeting a wide variety of customer needs. We foster positive business relations amongst the many enterprises that call our space home.
Businesses providing daily services to the local community bring regular traffic to the area, such as Babson, Elwell, & Davis Insurance, Harmeling Physical Therapy, and Fitness Zone.
The physical proximity of some businesses to one another inspires collaboration and partnerships. Startup Atlantic Saltworks produces handcrafted sea salt with water harvested from the shores of historic Gloucester. Pigeon Cove Ferments is a small family business producing lacto-fermented sauerkrauts using locally-sourced ingredients—including salt from their neighbor!
You’ll also find innovative biotech, fishing, and technology businesses with markets here on Cape Ann and far beyond. Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Their expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
Custom Development and Collaboration
We rent fully-customizable office spaces of all sizes. We also have up to 40,000 square feet of space ready to meet a broad array of businesses, from office space to food manufacturer to biotech lab—we are poised to accommodate whatever your business requires. Check out our showcase of custom development work we’ve done over the years.
The Blackburn Business Center is committed to sustainability and the future of Cape Ann. We are pleased to be moving toward solar power and have partnered with Solect Power.
“By utilizing the solar program . . . we’ve realized that sustainable energy sources can be good for the environment, good for business partners—in this case, our tenants—and finally, good for our bottom line.” — Jay McNiff
The Cape Ann Brewing facility is the first of our tenants to use our solar power to help achieve their goals for a more sustainable business and to improve their bottom line.