Centrally located in the innovation economy of the greater MetroWest region, Southborough possesses a highly skilled labor force, a diversified economy, high-wage employment and a three-decade record of growth.
Location, Location, Location
Southborough is the cross-roads of New England. At the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), I-495 and Route 9, Southborough has easy access to the entire New England market, including Boston, Worcester, Providence, RI, Hartford, CT, and Manchester, NH, all less than 75 miles away.
Southborough also enjoys its own commuter rail station on the Boston/Worcester line. Express trains bring you to Boston in 45 minutes and to Worcester in 30 minutes.
Major airports are also easily accessible. Boston’s Logan Airport and the Worcester Regional Airport are only 25 miles away. T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH are both within an hour’s drive.
A Diverse, Thriving Local Economy
Southborough is home to a robust and growing economy of over 430 companies and 200 Doing Business As (“DBAs”) with 7,400 employees. Our local economy includes such internationally-renowned companies and organizations as EMC, Olympus, St. Mark’s School and the New England Center for Children, as well as home-grown local businesses such as Tomasso, Eagle Leasing and Red Barn Coffee Roasters.
Southborough is a longstanding leader in Massachusetts’ job creation and economic growth. Since 1980, Southborough’s total employment has tripled adding almost 4,000 new jobs. Southborough’s jobs are also well paying, a testament to our diversified economy in health and education, professional and business services, and manufacturing.
To learn more, visit Our Economy.
Educated, Skilled Workforce
Many businesses and non-profit organizations choose Southborough because of its highly-educated workforce. With 67.3% of its 25 and over population having at least a bachelor’s degree, and 32% having a graduate degree, employers in Southborough draw from a skilled, creative workforce. These percentages are nearly double the Massachusetts average and triple the national average.
Situated in the Greater Boston Area, Southborough has excellent rail, air, bus, and highway services. Southborough’s passenger rail station on the MTBA’s Framingham/Worcester Line offers service from Worcester to Boston and the Metropolitan Boston area. Conrail services a freight rail line through Southborough. Logan International Airport in Boston, Worcester Regional Airport, T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire, Marlborough Airport, and Hanscom Airport in Bedford are all within easy access.
Nearby Boston and Worcester are home to many of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities. In addition, Southborough is home to the MetroWest campus of Clark University. Framingham State University is minutes away in neighboring Framingham. Our employers benefit greatly from this highly-educated workforce within easy recruiting distance.
Southborough’s exceptional public schools educate over 1,300 students at the preK-8 level and over 600 students at Algonquin Regional High School. Our schools are highly ranked in the state.
Students are enrolled in the following preK-8 schools: Mary E. Finn School (preK- 1); Albert S. Woodward School (grades 2-3); Margaret A. Neary School, (grades 4-5); and P. Brent Trottier Middle School (grades 6-8). With a high level of funding and a rich history of parent involvement, the schools attract outstanding principals, faculty, and staff. With our strong core academic curriculum, we offer engaging activities that promote student achievement and social responsibility. Drama, music, intramurals, after school, and extracurricular programs are available to students.
Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough serves students in Southborough and Northborough. The school has a rich tradition of excellence. It is noted for its high academic standards and comprehensive sports and music programs. It is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and challenging learning environment that fosters creative and critical thinking. Deeply embedded into Algonquin’s tradition is the belief that respect, responsibility, and collaboration are essential to individual growth and academic achievement.
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s career and technical programs offer a rigorous academic schedule, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Technical programs utilize state of the art equipment and industry standards to prepare students to compete globally. Graduates receive a diploma plus a Certificate of Proficiency in their technical areas. They enjoy both college and career placement services, including cooperative placement programs that allow qualified students to begin careers in their senior year. Articulation agreements are in place with two and four year colleges so that students may earn college credit through their academic and technical courses.
Southborough is proud to be home to two prestigious independent coeducational day and boarding schools. Founded by distinguished Southborough residents, St. Mark’s School and the Fay School are highly visible centerpieces of our community and represent an important legacy of education in our town.
Fay School, founded in 1866, is a coeducational day and boarding school for 450 students in pre-kindergarten through grade nine. The boarding program (grades seven through nine) serves 100 students from across the United States and seventeen foreign countries.
St. Mark’s School, founded in 1865 is a coeducational, boarding and day school, with grades nine through twelve with 65 faculty and 335 students. It is nestled upon 250 acres in the center of Southborough. Academics focus on a rigorous liberal arts program that stems from a classical tradition to prepare its students for the best colleges and universities.
The New England Center for Children is a school for autism treatment and education located in Southborough and considered one of the best in the country. This private, nonprofit autism education center is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with autism through education, research, and technology.
Southborough is home to four “villages” – Downtown, Cordaville, Fayville and Southville. Each of our villages has its own charm with local business, entrepreneurs and residents making them “home.”