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SRPEDD Assists City of New Bedford with $20 million Port Authority Award


In October, the City of New Bedford and the New Bedford Port Authority, under the assistance of SRPEDD, received a $16 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant award funded under the Supplemental Disaster Program matched with $4 million in local funds, for a total project cost of $20 million. This investment will provide assistance to New Bedford’s Phase II North Terminal Expansion and Pier Fendering System Improvements.

Historically, this grant is one of the largest EDA grant awards ever awarded through the Philadelphia Regional Office, as well as the largest grant ever received by a Massachusetts community.

The project consists of filling in a 33,000 square-foot area to create additional development space for processing, distribution and dockage space, and off-shore wind under North Terminal Phase II and pier fendering improvement for five piers and wharves serving the port including Steamship Pier, Leonard’s Wharf, Pier 3, Homer’s Wharf and South Terminal.

Special thanks to the New Bedford state delegation and area federal representatives for their support. For more information, please contact Don Sullivan at dsullivan@srpedd.org.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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