Press Releases


August 28, 2020

Fall River Pier Project Awarded $1M in Grant Funding

After years of clean-up and controversy, residents and visitors could be enjoying the views of the Taunton River from the redeveloped City Pier by next summer after the Seaport Economic Council awarded a $1 million grant to the Fall River Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday.
August 4, 2020

BCEDC Helps Developer Tony Cordeiro Receive Over $928,000 in Tax Credits

Cordeiro says the entire project would not have been possible without the availability of state and federal tax credit and loan programs.
July 26, 2020

$500,000 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) Launched

Bristol County Economic Development Consultants (BCEDC) has announced a $500,000 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) to assist Fall River businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus and related temporary business closures.


January 29, 2018

‘Godzilla Structure’ Coming Down

The new poles are big and happily futuristic — 225-foot cheerleaders on the city waterfront. And when they are complete, the erector set towers at Commonwealth Landing that carries high-tension wires over the Taunton River will be dismantled.


December 27, 2017

Bizko Gives City a Gift to Memorialize Amazon Effort

What does the length of 17 football fields, with the end zones, look like? Go no further than the 77 acres of the Southcoast Life Science and Technology Park straddling Fall River and Freetown to the massive Amazon Fulfillment Center, where city staffers from the inspectional services department to the fire department — and many others in between — helped make Fall River’s massive construction project a reality.
December 15, 2017

City Pier Being Prepped for New Life

The depth of the hard work done 150 years ago by the builders of the City Pier is becoming apparent. That depth is more than 32 feet, according to Ken Fiola, the executive vice president of the Bristol County EDC. Deep water is sending project planners at the pier back to the drawing board.
October 25, 2017

Fall River submits bid for Amazon HQ2 with pitch of 40-minute drive to Boston

A 40minute drive from Fall River to Boston? Forty-five minutes to Logan International Airport? The Fall River Redevelopment Authority’s proposal to Amazon that the retail giant should consider building its second North American headquarters in the SouthCoast/Riverfront Park also mentions that SouthCoast Commuter Rail is expected to service Fall River and Freetown by 2022.


June 22, 2016

Fall River’s Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment ticked down again in May, continuing the city’s trend. The unemployment rate was listed at 6.2 percent last month, down from 7 percent in April, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development.