Category: News

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 […]

PEDA awarded $55,000 for life sciences research project focused on regional growth

For Immediate Release Date: June 26, 2013 Contacts: Angus McQuilken, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center 617-921-7749 or Corydon Thurston, Pittsfield Economic Development Authority 413-494-7332, Cell: 413-770-7922 or PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced today the approval of a $55,000 capital planning grant to support a research project at the William […]

A $30 million retail complex with 200 jobs for Pittsfield

January 25, 2013 Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — A Needham-based developer has made a second pitch to put a retail center in the William Stanley Business Park, a $30 million complex that would be slightly bigger than what had been proposed originally. Waterstone Retail Development has proposed the construction of a 200,000-square-foot building occupied […]

PEDA members seek public input on CSX Railroad bridge design

October 25, 2012 Tony Dobrowski, Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD– The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority will hold a public design hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 28 to solicit input on the reconstruction and design of the new CSX Railroad bridge on Woodlawn Avenue. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in room 203 at City Hall. Plans […]

Nuclea Leases OK’d for PEDA Site

Tony Dobrowski, Berkshire Eagle Following several years of hoping and trying, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has finally become involved in a project that is related to the state’s life sciences industry. This new project is also the start of something bigger. PEDA’s board on Wednesday approved two leases that will allow the quasi-public agency to […]

William Stanley Business Park Open for Business

Innovative Industrial Site Exemplifies Public-Private Partnerships and Green Builds Named for one of the country’s most prolific inventors, the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Mass. is open for business, and aims to continue the legacy of innovation left by its namesake. This milestone was celebrated this week with the dedication of a new building […]