Report title: The Economic Impact of the Vibrant Marketplace in Downtown New Bedford: 4 Projects in the Cultural Economy

Author(s): David Borges

Report date: September 2009

Sponsor: John and Abigail Adams Creative Economy Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Services: economic impact analysis, survey research, technical assistance, program evaluation

Issue areas: economic development, community development, Gateway Cities

Summary: The PPC analyzed the economic and community impacts of four creative economy projects in New Bedford: AHA! (Arts, History, and Architecture, a free, monthly cultural event held downtown), Greater New Bedford Summerfest, the Working Waterfront Festival, and New Bedford Open Studios.

Report link: The Economic Impact of the Vibrant Marketplace in Downtown New Bedford: 4 Projects in the Cultural Economy