Data & Information Services

BRPC provides Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping services, data analysis, and manages Berkshire Benchmarks, the region’s data clearinghouse.

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Initiatives

Berkshire Benchmarks

Berkshire Benchmarks is a collaborative effort to provide regional data and analysis. The Data Clearinghouse provides a one-stop-shop for data about the region and is intended to assist decision makers, service providers, and others who need reliable data to inform their work. The Regional Indicators defines what we want for our future and then tracks progress in achieving these goals.

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Census 2020

The US Census Bureau is preparing for the 2020 Census. BRPC has organized a Berkshire County Complete Count Committee to help get people motivated to participate in the Census, which occurs in March and April 2020.

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Projects

Adams—Outsource GIS Planner

Provides the Town of Adams with a dedicated GIS Coordinator from the BRPC staff to perform part-time mapping services including the following activities: overall management of the towns GIS; development of maps for grant applications; mapping of existing town projects; updating of various town data layers.

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Berkshire Benchmarks

Berkshire Benchmarks is a collaborative effort to provide regional data and analysis. The Data Clearinghouse provides a one-stop-shop for data about the region and is intended to assist the decision makers, service providers, and others who need reliable data to inform their work. The Regional Indicators defines what we want for our future and then tracks progress in achieving these goals. Berkshire Benchmarks can be found online at www.berkshirebenchmarks.org. Berkshire United Way provides funding to aid in the development of Berkshire Benchmarks as well as provide data support to the United Way on their various projects.

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Berkshire County Blueprint for Arts Education

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is funding BRPC through a National Endowment for the Arts grant to design, launch and track shared measurement tools for the launch of a Berkshire County Blueprint for Arts Education.

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Census 2020

Funding has been received from Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union and Pittsfield Cooperative Bank to support the marketing of the 2020 Census for the hard-to-count populations, including immigrants, minorities, low income, children, college age and snowbirds.

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Census 2020 Libraries

This grant is to provide education on the Census 2020 through the libraries in the Central Berkshire district. This includes Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Washington, Becket, and Windsor.

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Complete Count

The Secretary of the Commonwealth is providing funds to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to conduct outreach to the hard to count populations within Berkshire County.

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Reports

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