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New Bedford Economic Development Council Unanimously Selects Morrissey As Permanent Executive Director

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford Economic Development Council unanimously voted today to appoint Matthew Morrissey to the position of executive director. Morrissey, who was nominated for the post by a search committee of local business leaders, has been serving as interim executive director of the private, non-profit organization since September. “In a very […]

Yankee Magazine Focuses On Legendary and Local Horticultural Business

Green Giant Once there was no more famous horticulturist than Allen C. Haskell. His family continues his legacy. By Lisa Palmer. Reprinted from Yankee Magazine, October 2006 Small stones crunch beneath David Haskell’s boots as he strolls along a shady path amid Allen C. Haskell Horticulturists in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Son of the late genius […]

Small Business Innovation Research Seminar To Be Held At Quest Center

A seminar focused on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), a federal grant program that funds research projects by small business, will be offered on October 26 at the Quest Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The goal of the seminar is to instruct small business owners of the region how to not only access funding […]

State-Wide Media Giving New Bedford a Fresh Look

Whale of a Rebirth Old Fishing Community Rides a Wave of Youthful, Arts-Driven Energy By Patricia Harris and David Lyon, Boston Globe Correspondents October 18, 2006 New Bedford is a down-to-earth city that has always gone down to the sea. Herman Melville memorialized its whalers in “Moby-Dick,” and Ahab, Starbuck , and Queequeg still cast […]

NBEDC Client Company Is Growing!

Businesses get NBEDC help adjusting to new insurance regulations. Beginning January 1, 2007, new insurance regulations take affect in Massachusetts. The New Bedford Economic Development Council together with La Pointe Insurance is offering help to business owners in preparation for the changes. The NBEDC will conduct a seminar Friday, October 27, 2006, on health care […]

NBEDC Client, Adega Restaurant Enlivening Rivet Street!

Looking For Something New And Hip? Get To Adega, Restaurant & Wine Bar Reprinted from SoCo™ Magazine, July 2006 “From Saloons to Salons” I’m going to write this review in the reverse order of events as they occurred. The reason being, under normal circumstances, I thought the chef/owner would have greeted me and my guest […]

New Bedford Celebrates Small Business Success!

Six New Bedford businesses were awarded for their success at the New Bedford Economic Development Council Third Annual Small Business Awards Dinner the held September 27 at the Hawthorne Country Club. “We consider the annual awards dinner as a kind of graduation ceremony. The owners of these businesses have successfully embarked on the next step–the […]

Route 18 Redesign Project Back On Track!

The redesign of Route 18 has been studied from the days prior to the completion of the new roadway in the 1970s. In January 2006 Mayor Scott W. Lang formed a project team to kick-start the long-stalled project. This project team is made up of staff from key city departments, Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE), […]

From Nickels & Dimes to the Federal Reserve

Forty-one children from the YMCA summer day camp participated in the Savings Makes Cents Program implemented as part of the NBEDC Community Outreach program with the help of Downtown New Bedford Inc, Citizens Union Savings Bank, Community Development, and the Economic Stabilization Trust. YMCA Executive Director Michelle Rodericks and Youth Director Maxine Hebert, lead the […]