New Bedford receives waterfront planning grant

NEW BEDFORD — Hoping to continue New Bedford Harbor’s legacy as a port of diverse industries, the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced Wednesday a $200,000 grant to help plan the waterfront’s future.
 
The grant, which will be matched by the city, is meant to ensure that New Bedford’s historic industries such as fishing can coexist with the offshore wind industry that officials hope will be the city’s future.
 
“We are the No. 1 fishing port, and we intend to maintain that, but there is much more ahead of us in the future if we plan it right,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “We don’t want to put all our eggs in one basket; our strategy is all of the above.”
 
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