Cheshire Economic Report Sees Opportunities for Growth

Jack Guerino, iBerkshires

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Cheshire Community Association President John Tremblay hopes a recent economic development report can lay out a path forward in which the town can grow.

“This is a big thing and could increase revenue in town,” Tremblay said. “Every community is struggling with it so this is a long-term list that shows how we can take these assets and leverage them to grow funding.”

This Phase 1 report comes after implementing recommendations from the Cheshire Financial Management Review report published by the state’s Division of Local Services in 2022.

The first in the list of recommendations was to appoint an Economic Development Task Force. Next was to create the Economic Development Report, a form that could guide and support the task force efforts.

Tremblay said state Rep. John Barrett III secured $10,000 for the town to conduct the study with the help of Berkshire Regional Planning Committee. The planning was at no cost to the town.

Tremblay said he worked closely with BRPC Economic Development Program Manager Laura Brennan to develop the document.


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