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 August 13, 2018

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Tue 14th

Bristol Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 15th

Bristol Farmer's Market - Wednesdays July 11 - August 29, Federal Hill Green

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Federal Hill Green
Thu 16th

The Truth About Having Incredible Health & Function

August 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
SoVita Chiropractic Bristol
Fri 17th

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Sat 18th

West End Flea Market

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sun 19th

6th Annual Bristol Half Marathon and 10k

August 19 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Parking Lot
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