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2007 Working Waterfront Festival: An Authentic Success

New Bedford Economic Development Council At the 2007 Working Waterfront Festival took place in New Bedford, America’s largest commercial fishing port, this past Saturday and Sunday. This free, family-friendly event opened the waterfront to the public and offered a rare look into commercial fishing, America’s oldest industry. More than simply a celebration, the Working Waterfront […]

Teledyne Chooses New Bedford for Nuclear Users Conference…AGAIN

For the second year, the City of New Bedford was the first choice for the annual Quiklook Users Group Meeting hosted by Teledyne Instruments Test Services, a Marion company with New Bedford roots. According to general manager Roger Masson, the event was a great success. “When last year’s participants were so impressed by the city’s […]

New Bedford Tells Its Story in Creative Ways

Classic Yachts Play New Bedford Waters for Layover By Don Cuddy Standard Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — With a fine easterly breeze filling their sails, the line of classic yachts gliding through the hurricane barrier lent an air of gentility to the New Bedford waterfront Wednesday afternoon. It is a sight that many along […]

Another Film Company Comes to New Bedford

PBS Transforms Downtown New Bedford Into Walt Whitman’s America By Philip Devitt Standard-Times Correspondent NEW BEDFORD — The men appeared dapper, the women, poised, as they strolled down Acushnet Avenue, dressed in Victorian clothing. Several men walked hurriedly down the cobblestone street, perhaps late for a business appointment. A woman in a hoop skirt seemed […]

Sovereign Bank Expands New Bedford Call Center

Sovereign Bank announced recently the expansion of its call center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The bank will increase the call center’s second shift, which operates in the evening hours until 11 p.m. EST. “With the location of the new call center in Downtown New Bedford and now with the expansion of that operation, Sovereign Bank […]

Classic Yacht Cruise to Arrive in New Bedford Harbor Wednesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 22 A flotilla of some 25 classic sail and powerboats will parade in company through the New Bedford hurricane barrier between 2 and 4 PM on Wednesday, August 22 and will layover in the harbor. Cruise participants will come ashore to enjoy the city and the many activities organizers have planned. Mayor Scott […]

Hopes Grow for Hotel in New Bedford

Natalie Myers Providence Business News After nearly 40 years without a hotel downtown or along the nearby waterfront, it looks as though New Bedford might finally get one. Lafrance Hospitality Co. is in the process of negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for the Finicky Cat Food property at 16 Front St. on the city’s […]

City Economic Development Leaders Pursue Employer Input

Beginning in September, the Lang Administration and the New Bedford Economic Development Council are embarking on an ambitious series of meetings to share ideas and receive feedback from more than 60 of the city’s employers. “As Mayor of the City of New Bedford, I have met with dozens of local employers, and would like to […]

NBEDC Seeks to Broaden its Business Base

The New Bedford Economic Development Council voted unanimously on August 15 to broaden its base of Council members to “at least 75”; to form working groups in focus areas of the City’s economic development agenda including: Emerging job sectors; Existing and small business development; Sales, Marketing and Communications; Workforce Development; and the Creative Economy; and […]