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 have completed the Final Draft of the 2017 Open Space and Recreation Plan Update.   The Draft must be approved by Town Council and the State.

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. The presentation from the public meeting, 26 April 2017, 6:30 pm in the Chambers.

3.    The Old Colony Planning Council is assisting with the update to the Housing Production Plan.  Join us 1 June 2017, 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers for a public input meeting.

  1. Business Licensing

    Download various types of business licenses.

  2. Planning Board Applications