Resources for Restaurants

The New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) has shared the following information dedicated toward resources for the city’s important eating and drinking establishments… Dear friends, It goes without saying that restaurants and drinking establishments of all types across New Bedford are some of the hardest hit by this national crisis.  Keeping in mind that Governor […]

Breaking news for nonessential businesses

Guidance from the New Bedford Economic Development Council regarding Gov. Charlie Baker’s emergency order: Good morning friends, Governor Baker has just announced an emergency order for nonessential businesses and organizations to close physical workspaces and facilities to customers, workers, and the general public. This order takes effect at noon, March 24th, and continues to noon, April […]

NBEDC Lending Program for New Bedford businesses

The New Bedford Economic Development Council, in an effort to assist city small businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, is spreading the word regarding its Lending Program.  Details are as follows. You can also email for further information. NBEDC Lending Program Loan Amount: Up to $50,000 Interest Rate: 6% Term: Up to 72 months […]

An Urban Agenda for The Ave

NEW BEDFORD, MA – A fund to help small businesses improve their facades; a coordinator to build the capacity for them to work together collectively; special events to fill the street; and a determination to further activate the economic and cultural renaissance underway on The Ave will all be enabled by an Urban Agenda Grant […]

Don’t let Iowa have all the fun…

All eyes in the nation will be focused on Iowa next week as the Democrats caucus to begin the process of nominating a  candidate to represent them in the 2020 election. This first-in-the-nation status has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years as many feel the state is not very representative of the country as […]