We have a growing economy that incorporates the best of the past and the future, supported by a stable City government committed to supporting thriving businesses and citizens in an affordable and inclusive community.
“This is a city that has the pieces in place—it has the right bones. It’s exciting to see the collaboration here, the partnerships.”
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
Situated squarely in the Providence-Warwick-New Bedford MSA of some 1.6 million people, New Bedford is the nation’s number one fishing port with a vibrant and historic downtown and infrastructure capacity that rivals most capital cities. We are leaders in building the American offshore wind industry and are fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at every level. New Bedford has great neighborhoods, parks, and dozens of festivals and community events. We are fifty-six miles to Boston, only 30 miles to Providence and a quick ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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