August 20, 2015

New Bedford Standard- Times Editorial: Small business finds friends in New Bedford

 

Some may be coming grudgingly to the realization that no casino will influence New Bedford's economic development, but the city's embrace of the entrepreneurial model of incremental, organic growth can be a most effective balm for the sting of that loss.

Small business runs the economic development race slow and steady, fueled by creativity and ambition.

In New Bedford, opportunities for small business continue to emerge in services, technology, manufacturing and creative arts, supported by a simultaneously expanding network of human, social and financial resources.

At the city-owned Quest Center on Wednesday, a roundtable discussion highlighted a number of those resources, not least of which was Groundwork, the shared-space business in whose offices the discussion was held.

Read the full New Bedford Standard-Times editorial here.