An NB100! Business Sets up Shop in the Neighborhood

By Steven Froias Contributing Writer At first glance, it may seem somewhat of a mystery as to why Ian Shields opened Coastal Provisions at 142 …


Healey Administration Announces $78M for New Grant Programs to Support Small Businesses

BOSTON – Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announced two new grant programs totaling $78 million in funding to support Massachusetts …


New Bedford Creative and the Art of Community Prosperity

By Steven Froias Contributing Writer Gerard Beltrán Salinas worked for more than 30 years as a journalist in Santiago de Chile. Now, he calls New …


New ARPA Funded Programs to Assist Existing & New Businesses Launched Today

NEW BEDFORD, MA – With the firm belief that strong entrepreneurial ecosystems strengthen businesses, close access gaps and help build community wealth, the New Bedford …

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Connecting to the Offshore Wind Industry in New Bedford

By Steven FroiasContributing Writer From the windows of the New Bedford Economic Development Council’s office at 1213 Purchase Street, we can see the future Bristol …

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City Seeks Proposals for Business Park Site, 241 Duchaine Blvd

The City of New Bedford recently published its RFP for 241 Duchaine Blvd., located within the business park. To view it, please click here. Please note …

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New Bedford Advanced Manufacturing Campus RFP Now Available!

The City’s Advanced Manufacturing Campus RFP is live and available to view here. Situated on Hathaway Road in New Bedford with direct access to I-195 and …

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Small Business Storefront Grant Program Expanded!

The Office of Housing and Community Development has expanded it’s Storefront Façade Program. The Enhanced Façade Improvement Program is designed to revitalize commercial neighborhoods, stimulate private investment …

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MassDevelopment Seeks Proposals for Redevelopment of State Pier

MassDevelopment has just published the State Pier RFP. To view it, please click here. We’ve been informed that interested parties should register at the site to access …

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New Bedford TOD Virtual Public Workshop Thursday, April 7 at 6:00PM

On behalf of our partners at the City of New Bedford Department of City Planning and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), …

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A Legacy of Women in New Bedford

Over the past few years, feature stories in the local press have identified a remarkable aspect of commercial life in downtown New Bedford, and actually throughout the city. A big percentage of small—and some not so small—businesses are the result of an amazing concentration of women entrepreneurs.

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City Green Infrastructure Input is Needed!

In the spirit of keeping things green, we’re here to let you know that our partners in the City’s Office of Environmental Stewardship need your …

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