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.

About

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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies

Economic and Site Development

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Space

  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
Primary Contact
Derek Santos
Address
1213 Purchase Street
Floor 2
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone
(508) 264-9883
Website
www.nbedc.org