Economic Development News & Announcements

Help our Small Businesses Reopen Smoothly

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COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey

Help the Town of Bedford understand the needs of your business during the COVID-19 crisis. The input will be used for Bedford’s business... more ››

March 27, 2020 - Bedford's New Restaurant Take Out website has been updated

Bedford's New Restaurant Take Out website has been updated to show all restaurants open for business and their options for takeout and... more ››

March 17, 2020 - New Restaurant Website for Take Out Restaurants

Following Governor Baker’s announcement of restrictions to on-premise dining, the Town worked quickly with our local restaurants, and... more ››


March 4, 2020 - Bedford Small Businesses Get a Boost through Retail Assistance Program

The Bedford Economic Development Office received a grant of $15,000 in 2019 to provide technical assistance to local retail stores,... more ››

June 25, 2019 - Summer Solstice Fest Notches a Success for Bedford

The Town of Bedford held its inaugural Summer Solstice Festival, including a German-style biergarten, on June 22 on the Bedford Town Common... more ››

June 12 Workshop

June 12, 2019 - Small Business Workshop and Grant Opportunity

The Town of Bedford is pleased to be bringing an exciting workshop to our area for the benefit of our storefront small businesses.  The... more ››

March 5, 2019 - Economic Development Office Receives State Grant for Downtown Small Business Assistance

The Bedford Economic Development Office recently received a $15,000 grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative to assist storefront... more ››

winter walk

December 1, 2018 - Visit Bedford Center for the 2018 Winter Walkabout and Tree Lighting

Join the winter fun at Bedford's Annual Winter Walkabout and Tree Lighting from 4 to 6 pm on Dec. 1! There will be live music, family... more ››

Gateway Sign

October 30, 2018 - Wiggins Avenue Becomes Bedford's New Science and Technology District

With almost one million square feet of lab, office, and research and development space, Wiggins Avenue in Bedford is home to leading life... more ››

Lime Bike

July 25, 2018 - Bike Share Arrives in Bedford!

Bedford is joining the 15-community regional dockless bike share program starting on July 31 with bike share provider, Lime. Using a... more ››

Flyer Summer Walkabout

July 12, 2018 - Save the Date for Bedford's 3rd Annual Summer Walkabout!

The Town of Bedford Recreation, Economic Development and Healthy Bedford Departments and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce are pleased to... more ››

Emily Learns of Her Award

April 19, 2018 - Former Economic Development Intern Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship to Represent Massachusetts

Currently an economics major at Wellesley College, Emily Moss was an intern for the Economic Development Office from 2014 to 2015, and... more ››

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash and State Representative Ken Gordon

March 5, 2018 - Bedford Chamber of Commerce Holds its Annual Dinner and Celebration

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner and Celebration on Tuesday, February 27. Guest speaker Conductor Jonathan McPhee of... more ››

Short Stop Cafe Art Wall

February 27 - Arts and Culture Working Group Keeps the Arts Alive in Bedford!

Working in partnership with Bedford Economic Development and the Planning Department, the Bedford Arts and Culture Working Group is a group... more ››

Stephanie Cronin of Middlesex 3 Coalition

February 8, 2018 - What's Happening in Middlesex 3? Bedford and Instrumentation Labs

The popular Middlesex 3 Coalition "What's Happening" series came to Bedford and Instrumentation Labs to learn more about Bedford's current... more ››

Co-founders Doug Hoon (left) and Karl Winkler

August 24, 2017 - Business Spotlight: Meltz, A New Food Tech Business on Crosby Drive

Meltz, LLC is an innovative food technology company that set up shop on Crosby Drive area in Bedford a little over a year ago. Meltz also... more ››

Secretary Jay Ash Speaking at the Middlesex 3 Real Estate Summit

August 9, 2017 - Highlights from the Future of Middlesex 3 Coalition Commercial Real Estate Summit

Bedford Economic Development attended a popular real estate summit organized by the Middlesex 3 Coalition featuring panelists from the real... more ››

July 14, 2017 - Bedford Arts and Crafts Society Art Exhibit at Great Road Gallery

An art exhibit featuring the work of Bedford Arts and Crafts members will be opening on Friday, July 14, at the Great Road Gallery and... more ››

Bedford Summer Walkabout Flyer

June 22, 2017 - Bedford 2nd Annual Summer Walkabout

The Town of Bedford and Bedford Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the second annual Summer Walkabout at Veteran's Memorial Park... more ››