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City Hopes Scallops Will Hook Buyers

City Hopes Scallops Will Hook Buyers ‘Aggressive’ Campaign to Market Seafood Overseas By Becky W. Evans, Standard-Times Staff Writer The world could be New Bedford’s oyster. Or at least provide a wider market for its scallops. That’s what economic officials are hoping as they explore ways to better promote the port’s fresh and frozen seafood […]

Committee Backs Lofty Mill Project

Committee Backs Lofty Mill Project Development Plan Includes Hotel, Marina, Condominiums By Aaron Nicodemus, Standard-Times Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — An ambitious plan that includes building a hotel, office and condos over a Home Depot-led retail project has been recommended by the committee considering two development proposals at Fairhaven Mills. Eleven of the 23 committee […]

Real Estate Developers Find Treasures in Downtown New Bedford

New Bedford – Two real estate developers have recently made major investments in New Bedford’s downtown with the purchase of a building in the middle of the Whaling National Historic Park at Five Dover Street and another with the rehabilitation of the former Standard-Times and Boys Club buildings at Purchase and Market Street into luxury […]

The City of New Bedford and the New Bedford Economic Development Council Announce Major Loan Recapitalization

Banks announce financial commitment NEW BEDFORD – Mayor Scott W. Lang and New Bedford Economic Development Council executive director Matthew A. Morrissey announced a $4,645,000 million recapitalization of the NBEDC loan pool that supports the lending program for city small business development. The announcement was made at a press conference April 3rd in the Charles […]

2007 NBEDC Annual Meeting Reports Increased Activity With Plans for More

Over 150 people gathered for the New Bedford Economic Development Council 2007 Annual Meeting at the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing site on March 20. Present at the meeting were, business owners who have benefited from NBEDC programs, the NBEDC Board of Directors, members of the Council, state and local economic partners, city officials, owners of prospective […]

Science and Technology Jobs Could Employ Thousands

By Becky W. Evans Standard-Times Staff Writer A decade from now, SouthCoast could emerge as a leader in biotechnology, medical devices, marine science and technology, alternative energy and environmental science. Matthew A. Morrissey, executive director of the New Bedford Economic Development Council, said the emerging sectors could employ thousands with production jobs. Already, the City […]

International Seafood Buyers Tour New Bedford

Over 45 international seafood buyers, mainly from Europe and Asia, participating in the 2007 International Boston Seafood Show, toured New Bedford to meet with some of the area’s leading seafood companies. With the group were members of the European seafood press and foreign trade representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The International Boston Seafood […]

BCC Pitches Expansion Plan for New Bedford Campus

By David Kibbe Standard-Times Staff Writer BOSTON — Bristol Community College is hoping to at least double its student enrollment in New Bedford next year from 1,200 to 2,400 students under a $1.2 million plan for more classroom space that BCC President John J. Sbrega, Mayor Scott W. Lang and legislators pitched to House Speaker […]

Cork Enlivens Downtown

New Wine and Tapas Bar Enlivens New Bedford’s Downtown Cork, a Wine and Tapas Bar, Offers a New Way to Socialize in Downtown New Bedford By Jennette Barnes, Standard-Times Staff Writer Step into Cork, New Bedford’s first wine and tapas bar. Inside, the eye glides smoothly over dark wood and exposed stone walls. Other nightspots […]

New Bedford Makes it to Final Round in National Wind Test Blade Facility Site Selection

Patrick Offers Update on New Bedford sweep State in Final Round for U.S. Turbine Testing Facility Massachusetts and Texas are battling for a federally backed wind blade test facility, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles said he learned today. The two states were among six who applied to Washington, D.C., but Bush administration Secretary […]