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Downtown & Creative

 

“More than anything else, we must lay the groundwork for economic growth, the kind of growth that reaches all of our citizens. More good jobs mean more residents purchasing homes, more New Bedford kids going to college, more money spent in local businesses and on local charities, and a more confident, vibrant community.”
MAYOR JON MITCHELL, STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS, MARCH 20, 2014

“At SCORE, we can offer years of experience to those planning to start their first business or expand to the next level. Being able to work side-by-side with the NBEDC team members means we can put together a total package; from business plan, to lending, to finding the right New Bedford location.”
MANNIE LOPES, VICE CHAIRMAN SCORE SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS

“Over the last year we have been able to expand our operations in the New Bedford Business Park and create new local jobs. This growth was made possible by the gap financing provided by the NBEDC Lending Program.”
ERIC DACOSTA, OPERATIONS MANAGER, NWD TRUCKING

“The City itself has changed. It’s very pedestrian friendly. It’s very tourist friendly. We want you to come down to see the character, walk around here and I think you’ll enjoy the fishing boats you’ll enjoy the food, and you’ll enjoy the character of the city.”

AL SANTOS, OWNER OF THE BLACK WHALE AND HYGRADE OCEAN PRODUCTS IN NEW BEDFORD

“The SBA is fortunate to have the NBEDC as part of the small business team here in the Commonwealth and we appreciate their efforts to get badly needed capital into the hands of small businesses with the SBA microloan program.”
ROBERT NELSON, SBA DISTRICT DIRECTOR, MASSACHUSETTS

“Globally renowned, New Bedford was one of the wealthier cities in the United States, known as ‘The City that Lit the World.’ Now, nearly a century later, a new energy technology is being developed, and New Bedford seeks to claim its rightful place in this new energy era”.
PETER KELLY-DETWILER, FORBES, 2.21.13

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