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.

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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 October 15, 2018

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Mon 15th

N.A.A.C.P. Monthly Meeting

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Library
Tue 16th
Wed 17th
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Thu 18th

Author Brunch with Martha Hall Kelly

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Double Tree by Hilton
Fri 19th

Friday Morning Tai Chi Classes @ Bristol Public Library

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bristol Public Library
Sat 20th

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

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre Square at North Main St.
Sun 21st

49th Annual Bristol Mum-A-Thon 8K Road Race and Monster Mile

October 21 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
St. Paul Catholic High School
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