Pittsfield City Council Received an Update on Digital Equity Study

The Pittsfield City Council received an update on a digital equity study underway in the community.

Josh Landes, WAMC Northeast Public Radio

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

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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.

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.