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 April 24, 2017

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Mon 24th

Marc Berger & RIDE @ The Library Coffee House

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Tue 25th

Wonder of Women (WOW)

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aqua Turf Club
Wed 26th

Municipal Collaborative Forum

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 27th

Afternoon Movie: Queen of Katwe (2016) PG

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 28th

Second Annual Art Festival and Open House

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center

United Way Carnival

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Centre Square
Sat 29th

Second Annual Art Festival and Open House

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 30th

Pancake Breakfast - to benefit Brian's Angels Homeless Outreach

April 30 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. Anthony Church

Spring Craft & Vendor Fair

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bristol Elks Club
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