New Bedford Economic Development Council

To cultivate and promote a transparent, credible, and business-friendly environment the NBEDC works collaboratively with local, state, and federal partners to support creativity, sustainable job growth, and private sector investment benefiting the citizens of New Bedford.


To accomplish our mission we employ a balanced and aggressive strategy to:

  • Recruit targeted industries and sustainable real estate-focused development to priority sites and districts ready for job creation and long-term growth.

  • Foster and support entrepreneurs and small businesses of all types by providing financing, educational opportunities, and strong connections to local, regional, and national partners. 

  • Provide the leadership to forge thoughtful and inclusionary policies that help to strengthen the city’s economic future. 

  • Engage in city-wide and regional efforts to drive catalytic projects that offer dramatic positive change and growth potential.



Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Debt Funding (Specialty)
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans (Specialty)
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • One-on-One Counseling


  • Coworking
  • Office Space (Specialty)
  • Retail Space (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Site Location (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator
Contact Information
Jessica Trombly
1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor
New Bedford, MA 02740