Call for Submissions – Priority Economic Development Projects

The 2023-2027 Berkshire County CEDS contains a Priority Project list which inventories regionally significant economic development projects. Through December 31, 2023, BRPC staff and the CEDS Committee invite submission of additional projects not yet listed in the 2023-2027 CEDS.

The Berkshire outdoors—an asset and an opportunity

The forthcoming outdoor recreation website is projected to inspire and sustain increased growth in the outdoor recreation sector of the Berkshire economy and community.

Elizabeth Nelson, Berkshire Edge

Article link here.

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission promotions

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce the promotions of three staff members Marie Brady, Seth Jenkins, and Jaymie Zapata to Senior Planners and the appointment of Laura Brennan as Assistant Director.

Grants Workshop Series 2023

Please save the dates and register using the link below. In each session, state officials will join us to talk about state, federal, and non-profit grant opportunities.

Community One Stop for Growth

The Community One Stop for Growth application portal will again host 12 grant programs in FY24. The Expression of Interest period is open through March 17, 2023. Last year, 75% of successful applicants statewide participated in and received feedback through the Expression of Interest process.

Full Applications are also now OPEN.

Outdoor Recreation Photography Solicitation

BRPC seeks photographer services to capture images of various outdoor recreational activities in the Berkshires that will be featured on a pending outdoor recreation website for Berkshire County. BRPC may also utilize the imagery

Berkshire Innovation Center gets nearly $1 million to create ‘manufacturing academy’

The U.S. Department of Commerce will give the center $914,465 over two years to establish a “manufacturing academy” that’s meant to spur growth, and jobs, in that business sector.

Tony Dobrowolski, The Berkshire Eagle, July 26, 2022

Priority Project solicitation for 2023-2027 CEDS

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, on behalf of the Berkshire CEDS Committee, is soliciting Priority Project submissions for the 2023-2027 CEDS. More information about the 2023-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is available on the BRPC website.

Request for Proposals – Berkshire County Collaborative Campaign

BRPC has received a Travel & Tourism Recovery Grant from the Mass Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) to conduct a digital retargeting, social media, and e-mail lead generation marketing campaign. BRPC is seeking a qualified digital marketing service provider to conduct the campaign in partnership with BRPC, 1Berkshire, and a range of regional tourism partners.