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Offshore wind industry opens shop in New Bedford

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell (above) welcomed Deepwater Wind’s opening of its Massachusetts headquarters in the former Standard-Times building downtown Friday, saying the city “wants to be the center of it all” as offshore wind matures into a new base industry for the Commonwealth. “We want the offshore wind industry to form a cluster here,” he […]

Deepwater Wind’s New Bedford office opens Friday

Deepwater Wind, the successful developer of the first US offshore wind farm, will officially open an office in New Bedford on Friday. The company is opening southeastern Massachusetts headquarters on the top floor of the historic Standard-Times building, 555 Pleasant St. Deepwater Wind’s Massachusetts vice president, Matthew Morrissey, said the company expects New Bedford — home to the […]

Your View: Workforce skills and education needed to match strong local work ethic

By the New Bedford Economic Development Council Regeneration Project Posted Feb 5, 2017 As we begin 2017, our city is continuing a 10-year trend of solid economic progress. Leading indicators such as labor force, business start-ups, average wages, nation-leading fishing port activity, and dropping unemployment rates all reflect steady improvement with particular acceleration over the past three […]

National fiber art magazine’s inaugural exhibit lands in New Bedford

Contemporary fiber art is not your grandmother’s crocheted afghan. Excellence in Fibers, an exhibition of selected works drawn from the second annual international juried print exhibition published by Fiber Art Now magazine, presents some of the most exciting and innovative work being done today in the world of contemporary fiber art. The show, up at […]

New bakery brings artisan pastry to New Bedford

Posted Jan 21, 2017 at 5:41 PM Brandon Roderick was already a city-boy-made-good before he opened New Bedford’s newest bakery on Dec. 30, but until he found baking, the 27-year-old was taking his hard work in the wrong direction. He remembers vividly the moment when he decided he would cook for a living. He was a junior studying for a […]

New Bedford leads nation in jobless rate decline

Posted Jan 9, 2017 at 1:19 PM NEW BEDFORD – This city leads the nation in dropping unemployment, according to statistics released Monday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. From November of 2015 to November of 2016 the unemployment rate in New Bedford saw a decline of 2.8 percentage […]

Morrissey, Haddad honored for work on behalf of offshore wind

The selection of Deepwater Wind Vice President Matthew Morrissey and state Rep. Patricia Haddad, D-Somerset, as SouthCoast Man and Woman of the Year is recognition not only of the  duo’s great work on offshore wind, but also of the collaborative and consistent approach needed to build the new industry. Morrissey and Haddad deserve great credit for […]

State decisions, not Donald Trump, will drive offshore wind

President-elect Donald Trump wants Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a friend of the fossil fuel industry, as his Energy Department secretary. What does that mean for renewable energy sources like offshore wind? Energy policy under the Obama administration has meant a commitment to renewable sources like onshore and offshore wind to combat climate change, which Trump […]