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Two New Staff Members Join the NBEDC

Executive Director Matthew A. Morrissey announced the addition of two new staff members to the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC). Derek Santos has accepted an offer for the position of Director of Planning and Development.  In this new position, Derek will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of a range of economic development […]

August 9th Grand Opening Helps Build Up-Scale Cluster in Downtown New Bedford

A premier clothing boutique with designer labels, for both men and women, found in the most prominent fashion districts of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, celebrates its grand opening on AHA! Night this coming Thursday, August 9th at its Historic Downtown location at 173 Union Street in New Bedford, Mass.. Attia Clothing, offers labels […]

City to Test Waters for Ferry Service

By Steve Urbon Standard-Times Senior Correspondent NEW BEDFORD — Twice-a-day ferry service between State Pier and Woods Hole starts Monday, a four-month trial run for a possible permanent relinking of the two ports after more than four decades. “The market is not yet determined,” said Kristen Decas, executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development […]

Tapping into the Market: Local Firms Profit by Taking a Risk, Helping Environment

By Becky W. Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer It is said that New Bedford once “lit the world” with whale oil and spermaceti candles procured and produced by the city’s whaling industry, which thrived in the first-half of the 19th century only to collapse in the second half with the discovery of petroleum products. More than […]

Ze-gen, Inc. Hosts Ribbon Cutting at Demonstration Facility in New Bedford

Facility will Pilot Company’s Innovative Waste Gasification and Renewable Energy Generation Technology BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ze-gen, Inc., a clean energy company providing advanced gasification technology to convert waste streams into synthetic natural gas and low emissions electrical energy, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of its newly constructed demonstration facility in New […]

Betting on the Arts to Revitalize the City

By Natalie Myers, Providence Business News Staff Writer Lori Bradley recognizes the impact the creative economy is making in New Bedford. As a ceramics/mixed-media artist and as part owner of a six-artist cooperative gallery downtown – MOSAIC Gallery, which opened two weeks ago – Bradley is also part of the creative economy that has spurred […]

New Bedford Holds Onto Title as Richest Fishing Port

By Becky Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer New Bedford fishermen hauled in $281.2 million worth of seafood in 2006 to capture the title of the nation’s most valuable port for the seventh year in a row, according to a report released Thursday by NOAA Fisheries. The city maintained its No. 1 ranking despite restrictive groundfish regulations […]

New Task Force Studies Alternative Energy

By Becky Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Scott W. Lang has launched a new task force to advise him in making the city more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The group is charged with identifying “things that New Bedford can do to immediately cut costs and increase conservation,” Mayor Lang said. Recommendations and […]

Mayor Names New Director of Tourism & Marketing

Mayor Scott W. Lang has appointed Ms. Ann Marie Lopes as the new director of the New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing. After reviewing a pool of 18 different applicants, the City Tourism and Marketing Director Search Committee unanimously recommended Ann Marie Lopes for the position. Ms. Lopes has a Master of Arts Degree […]

City Engages Prominent State Agency on Economic Development and Planning

Prominent State Agency to Assist New Bedford on Waterfront By Jack Spillane Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — A state planning and finance agency that specializes in spurring economic development in difficult environments has agreed to assist in the development of the city’s long-struggling waterfront. Mass Development, a quasi-public agency created in 1994, will design […]