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

Response and Recovery: BRPC evolves, adapts to better address region’s COVID challenge

By Laura Brennan for Berkshire Trade & Commerce July 2021 We’ve all grown weary of quite a few phrases over the last year or so – social distancing, PPE, and Zoom etiquette, just to name a few – but a pandemic platitude that will be particularly good to see fade away is “pivot.”

Planning group to apply federal money to Berkshires’ pandemic-recovery efforts

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has received $842,522 in federal CARES Act money to develop a program to provide technical assistance to area businesses and municipalities recovering from the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and better prepare them for similar events.