Doing Business In Bristol

Economic Development

The Bristol Development Authority (BDA) fosters an environment that is supportive of economic development and growth. The BDA manages a number of economic development incentive programs to encourage the retention, expansion, relocation, or creation of new businesses within the City. These incentive programs include grants, tax abatements, and more. The BDA serves as the lead municipal agency for retail, industrial/distribution, and downtown development, including coordinating the exciting Centre Square downtown development project and the Southeast Bristol Business Park.

Don't believe us.  

Here's what other business owners have to say about Bristol.

“We are an aerospace manufacturer that built our headquarters in Bristol with the assistance of local incentive programs. The City has been very supportive throughout our relocation, and I am confident we will continue to grow in Bristol.”
 – 
Gary Quirion,  President of GMN USA

I developed my business in Bristol, and when it was time to hire more employees and move to a larger facility, the City’s business friendly attitude and incentives made my decision to stay in Bristol and easy one.”
 – 
Debbie Lombardi, Barter Business Unlimited.

“We chose to develop PODS’ Connecticut headquarters in Bristol because of the City’s optimal location between Boston and New York and supportive business environment. We develop projects throughout the country, and Bristol’s progressive attitude toward development has been a welcome change.”
– 
Glenn Couch, Developer, PODS Portable Storage Company

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of March 20, 2017

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Tue 21st

The Irish Culture & Its Influence on Bristol's History

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Spring Concert and Rich Theriault's 70th Birthday Celebration

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect United Methodist Church
Wed 22nd

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 23rd

Book & Movie Combo: A Man Called Ove (PG-13)

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 24th

Dudes' Night Out

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

Hollywood at the Bijou: "The Invisible Ray" (1934) & "The Devil Commands" (1941)

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 25th

Bristol Soap Box Derby Pancake Breakfast

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church

Tenth Annual Safety Fair

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Sun 26th

Princess Tea at New England Carousel Museum

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

"Glory!" - BEHS Madrigal Singers with The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bristol Eastern High School
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