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A Note from New Bedford Department of City Planning

03.27.2020   Partner Updates   Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Baker issued an Executive Order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people, effective March 24, 2020. Further, Mayor Mitchell closed City Hall to public access, effective March 17, 2020.   This effectively means that boards and commissions may not meet in person with the […]

Guidance to Prevent Exposure in the Workplace

03.27.2020   Staff Contribution   Dear friends,   We wanted to be sure that every New Bedford business has access to federally issued guidance for preventing exposure in the workplace—particularly those considered essential by Governor Baker and still in operation.   Below are links to guidance documents prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational […]

Information and Guidance for Restaurants

03.25.2020   Staff Contribution   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 Baker has allowed takeout and delivery services to continue as essential services, we wanted to take […]

SBA Online Forms now on nbedc.org

03.25.2020   Staff Contribution   Dear friends,   We have been receiving feedback from New Bedford businesses, that due to high volume, they are experiencing difficultly setting up accounts, logging in, and submitting applications in the SBA Disaster Loan Portal.   For your convenience we have provided the Disaster Loan Application and associated documents on  nbedc.org .   […]

Small Business Lending Assistance Update

03.23.2020   Staff Contribution   Dear friends,   We wanted to take a moment and clarify the terms for the SBA Disaster Loan Program and our own NBEDC Lending Program.   Please note that as of this afternoon, the state’s $10 million loan fund for businesses affected by COVID-19 is not taking new applications. We are […]

Breaking News for Nonessential Businesses

03.23.2020 Staff Contribution 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 7th.   What is important to understand is how this […]

Protecting the health of New Bedford’s residents

NBEDC staff contribution 03.21.2020 Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that the City of New Bedford will continue to serve the residents of the city and provide essential services remotely while City facilities remain closed to public access as part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “I am implementing these measures in order to […]

Business Update for Unemployment, Taxes, and Building Inspections

Dear friends, Based on the questions we have been receiving, we have updated information that we want to pass on to New Bedford business owners. Below please find information and important links regarding unemployment claims for employees, federal and state business related taxes, and local building inspections. Please be well and continue to follow all […]

Small Business Lending Assistance Update

Dear friends, We wanted to take a moment and clarify the terms for the SBA Disaster Loan Program and our own NBEDC Lending Program. Please note that as of this afternoon, the state’s $10 million loan fund for businesses affected by COVID-19 is not taking new applications. We are leaving the link to that fund […]

MassHire Career Center to Provide Virtual Assistance

An Important Message from MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center Dear friends, Here is the latest from the MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center on their efforts to provide virtual services. As we receive updated information on this and other important services and resources, we will pass it along. As always, please forward to everyone […]