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. Want to know more?  Click here

Business Resource Guide

New to the area and looking for how to navigate the City and City Hall?  Download our  one-stop reference guide to tell you where to go to get help and where to get your questions answered.  Click here

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

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This Week In Bristol

Events for week of June 18, 2018

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Mon 18th
Tue 19th

Morning Jolt - Presented by PYVOT & the Central CT Chamber of Commerce

June 19 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

ZUMBA at the Carousel Museum

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The New England Carousel Museum
Wed 20th

Women's Street Survival class

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Varasconi’s School of Self Defense
Thu 21st

Movie: The Post

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

The Truth About Having Incredible Health & Function

June 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
SoVita Chiropractic Bristol
Fri 22nd

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Sat 23rd

Imagine Nation Loves Bristol

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Bristol Farmer's Market, Saturdays from June 23 to October 27, 2018

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre Square at North Main St.
Sun 24th

Royal Tea Parties at the New England Carousel Museum

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Scoundrels & Scandals: Some Early 19th Century Clockmakers & the Law

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
American Clock & Watch Museum
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