New Member Spotlight: New Bedford, MA
NLC welcomes the new NLC member city: New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Membership region: Northeast/Mid-Atlantic
The state’s sixth largest city, New Bedford has a robust history as one of the most important whaling towns in the world during the 1900s, and it continues to play a large role in the national economy as America’s top fishing port. New Bedford has recently been positioned as a leader of the American offshore wind industry through the New Bedford Wind Energy Center, the first municipal agency in the U.S. devoted to cultivating offshore wind development.