Considered as one of the most charming and attractive Downtowns in the Massachusetts commonwealth, New Bedford has emerged into the strongest fishing port in the US today, as well as the scallop capital of the world. More recently, New Bedford has become the center of the wind energy industry in and around Buzzards Bay and the Long Island Sound. This 300 year old city, once the center of the world whaling industry, has begun the process of reinvention as a classic historic as well as contemporary city.