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New Bedford’s Level of Activity Justifies Hotel

Study Sees a Vacancy Downtown By Aaron Nicodemus, Standard-Times staff writer NEW BEDFORD — A professional marketing study has concluded there is a demand for an 80- to 100-bed hotel in downtown New Bedford. The report, funded by the New Bedford Economic Development Council, concluded the city’s corporations and tourism industry could support an 80-room […]

New Energy Continues to Build Through the South End

Gaining Altitude New dance club in New Bedford takes it to another level By Jennette Barnes, Standard-Times staff writer Photo credit Andrew T. Gallagher/Standard-Times special Date of Publication: November 02, 2006 on Page A11 Iris Colon and Michelle O’Brien, both of New Bedford, and Vicki Lavoie of Carver take to the dance floor on a […]

Canada and The Commonwealth – Strong Economic Partners

Source: Conference Notes, Bridgewater State College, and NBEDC Staff The New Bedford Economic Development Council participated in the “Trade, Tourism, and the Border” conference held at the Shaw’s Center in Brockton, Mass. on October 25, 2006. The event was sponsored by the New England-Canada Business Council, the Canadian Consulate General of Boston and Bridgewater State […]

New York Times Highlights New Bedford…..Again

A Visit to New Bedford, Mass. New York Times By Ann Parson Published: November 10, 2006 Photo Credit: Jodi Hilton Many thanks to Ann Brengle, President of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Arthur Motta, Director of Tourism and Marketing, and others for getting New Bedford’s story to the TimesAt noon every Jan. 3, the […]

Ribbon Cut On New Mill Complex

By Aaron Nicodemus, Standard-Times staff writer Date of Publication: November 01, 2006 on Page A05 NEW BEDFORD — A $34 million renovation of one of the city’s largest and most historically significant mills was launched yesterday before an assemblage of business leaders and politicians. Construction is scheduled to last 18 months. The Residences at Wamsutta […]

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 […]