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New England News
4:35 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Pittsfield Approves Funding For Berkshire Innovation Center

A 20,000-square-foot Berkshire Innovation Center has been proposed at the 52-acre William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Mass.
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The city of Pittsfield has approved the use of $250,000 to help fund the non-profit that will manage the highly anticipated Berkshire Innovation Center.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Pittsfield City Council Accepts Innovation Center Grant, Approves Pay Raises During Busy Meeting

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During a busy meeting Tuesday night, the Pittsfield City Council approved pay raises for department heads, officially established a youth commission, and accepted a nearly $10 million dollar grant from Massachusetts to build an innovation center in the city.

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New England News
12:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Pittsfield To Consider Further Support For Innovation Center

A 20,000-square-foot Berkshire Innovation Center has been proposed at the 52-acre William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Mass.
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The Pittsfield City Council will consider tonight whether to designate a quarter-million dollars to help fund start-up costs for the Berkshire Innovation Center.

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New England News
4:37 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Mass. Awards Pittsfield $9.7M For Innovation Center

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Massachusetts has awarded Pittsfield and the city’s economic development agency nearly $10 million for a life science innovation center.

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New England News
12:37 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Key Player In Pittsfield's Innovation Center Project Pulls Out

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A key player in Pittsfield’s attempt to revitalize a former General Electric site has pulled out.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Mass. Gubernatorial Hopeful Kayyem Stops In Pittsfield On Gateway Tour

Juliette Kayyem, right, looks over aerial photography of the William Stanley Business Park, as PEDA executive director Cory Thurston points out the areas through the office's window that overlooks the site.
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Juliette Kayyem, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, was in Pittsfield Friday, making the latest stop on her Gateway Cities’ tour.

The stop marked Kayyem’s ninth visit to the 26 communities designated as Gateway Cities, meaning they have a population greater than 35,000 with median household incomes and higher education achievement rates below the state average. Kayyem says as governor, she can take steps to encourage economic development in these communities.

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New England News
5:05 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Agencies Working To Bring Rail Car Manufacturing To Berkshires

Massachusetts will require final assembly of MBTA rail cars to be completed in the commonwealth.
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Economic development groups in western Massachusetts are taking steps to insure the final assembly of the state’s rail cars happens in their region.

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New England News
4:38 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Proposed Retail Complex at Former GE Site On Hold

Pittsfield Mayor and PEDA board member Dan Bianchi, center, joined political and economic leaders from across the state at the William Stanley Business Park last week to discuss development plans.
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One plan for development at the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is on hold.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development

State Senator Benjamin Downing talks to the rest of the Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus about the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield.
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Massachusetts state representatives toured Pittsfield meeting with city officials to discuss area development and challenges.

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New England News
5:48 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Berkshire County Planning Efforts Focus On Transportation, Life Sciences

Planning efforts surrounding economic development through the life sciences and transportation in the Berkshires are about to head into their next stages.

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is asking county residents to weigh in on planning efforts examining potential station locations for North-South passenger rail between Pittsfield and the state border with Connecticut, as part of a $240,000 federal grant. 

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