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Ground Broken For Berkshire Innovation Center

Shawna Axenroth and her daughter got hiking in the scenic Berkshire hills, and talk about the environment. They run science experiments in their kitchen. And they are both looking to pursue scientific careers.

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BIC Organization Ramps Programming Back Up, Preps For Groundbreaking

The BIC, as an organization, is back on track after the infusion of money to get the center constructed. "We're thrilled about the progress. It is great to be back in a posture of progression and see so many elements materialize," said Berkshire Innovation Center Chairman Stephen Boyd.

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PEDA Working Through Minutiae to Get BIC Up and Running

PEDA approved a series of agreements on Wednesday, which is hoped to tie up the legal documentation required for the Berkshire Innovation Center. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has long had a ground lease in place for the Berkshire Innovation Center. But, as the project has evolved, the roles of various parties had altered - thus the required paperwork changes were needed to align.

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Big Announcement For BIC Scheduled For Friday Morning

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Administration and Finance Secretary Michael Heffernan, and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal are planning to join local officials at 10:30 a.m. Friday for the announcement.

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Groundbreaking For Innovation Center Now Eyed For Spring

With commitments from the state, city, and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority, a project $3 million funding gap is reportedly now closed. Officials from all three agencies are now finalizing the legal documents and agreements.

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