Category: News

Innovation: Key to the Berkshires economic future?

By Christy Heady, originally published in the Berkshire Edge March 12, 2015 Pittsfield, MA – Business executives are bullish on the future of Berkshire County. There is a new spirit of collaboration and innovation at work, aiming to catapult the Berkshires and its surrounding region into a period of economic growth, accompanied by job creation […]

Site change for Berkshire Innovation Center

By Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle Staff PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a new location for the Berkshire Innovation Center within the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires. The new site is on a 4-acre parcel on the west side of Woodlawn Avenue, between the CSX Railroad tracks […]

PEDA foresees business park growth in 2016

By Joe Durwin iBerkshires Correspondent February 18, 2016 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Bridge completion, breaking ground on BIC, three current tenant prospects and a new outreach campaign are among the pieces in play for the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority this year as it continues the ongoing slog to build up the William Stanley Business Park. Identities […]

PEDA approves startup funds for Berkshire Innovation Center

By Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle Staff PITTSFIELD — The city has received final approval for $500,000 in startup costs associated with the construction of the Berkshire Innovation Center. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) on Wednesday unanimously approved a $250,000 allocation from the quasi-public agency’s funds toward the center’s launch. The City Council on Sept. […]

Pittsfield secures $9.7 million grant to build a life sciences innovation center

May 20, 2014 Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced approval of a $9.7 million capital grant to the City of Pittsfield for construction of a new 20,000 square foot Life Sciences “innovation center” in the William Stanley Business Park. Spearheaded by the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA), the facility […]

Dedication celebrates Pittsfield’s Silver Lake Walkway

May 16, 2014 PITTSFIELD, MA– Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) will dedicate the recently completed Silver Lake Walkway, between East and Fourth Streets, on Friday, May 23 at 10 a.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will officially open the reclaimed lake and shoreline, with benches and plantings, as the city’s […]

$2M incentive could bring MBTA car makers to Pittsfield

February 12, 2014 The Pittsfield City Council voted unanimously last evening to approve a $1 million allocation, matching $1 million already offered by the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA), to entice manufacturers bidding to build rail cars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Councilors also indicated their willingness to consider furnishing additional incentives. Massachusetts […]