Why NB?

We have a growing economy that incorporates the best of the past and the future, supported by a stable City government committed to supporting thriving businesses and citizens in an affordable and inclusive community.

“This is a city that has the pieces in place—it has the right bones. It’s exciting to see the collaboration here, the partnerships.”

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

Competitive Advantages

Situated squarely in the Providence-Warwick-New Bedford MSA of some 1.6 million people, New Bedford is the nation’s number one fishing port with a vibrant and historic downtown and infrastructure capacity that rivals most capital cities. We are leaders in building the American offshore wind industry and are fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at every level. New Bedford has great neighborhoods, parks, and dozens of festivals and community events. We are 56 miles to Boston, only 30 miles to Providence and a quick ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Our People

Diverse and driven

A Good Place

Historic, coastal, and connected

Transportation & Infrastructure

Getting you where you need to go

Quality of Life

A place to explore, learn, and call home

Good Governance

Experienced leadership producing results

Ample Opportunities

Where ideas can succeed

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