Economic Development/Planning

The Department of Community and Economic Development promotes quality of life and economic opportunity by facilitating a livable Bridgewater that is at once vibrant yet resilient. In so doing, the Department of Community and Economic Development partners with enterprise, citizens and local institutions thereby assuring an open public discourse towards achieving economic vitality, housing opportunities, safe and efficient transportation systems, and resource protection.

Considering Town of Bridgewater for business relocation or expansion? Bridgewater is open for Business! The Town of Bridgewater affords great space and sites that run the gamut from downtown storefronts to greenfield industrial, and everything between. We are pleased to be home to Bridgewater State University, a major public university enrolling nearly 11,000 students. Welcome to the Town of Bridgewater!  When you're here, you're home.

What's News.

1.  The Town of Bridgewater and VHB are currently updating the 2009 Open Space and Recreation Plan.  Please take the survey here:

Meeting of the Steering Committee to review draft:
23 February 2017, 5 pm Room 201A, 66 Central Sq.

2.  The Town of Bridgewater and Howard Stein Hudson are undertaking Complete Streets Prioritization Plan and Pedestrian Safety Assessment of Downtown.  Please help by visiting the interactive Wikimap below!
Pedestrian Safety Wikimap

  1. Business Licensing

    Download various types of business licenses.

  2. Planning Board Applications