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Berkshires Near Economic Development District Designation

The county is about halfway toward creating an economic development district, which will open up a new source of potential revenue for projects throughout Berkshire County. The Comprehensive Economic Development committee, which is orchestrated through Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, has signed agreements from eight of the county's 32 towns joining the effort. The creation of a district will allow for cities and towns throughout the Berkshires apply for additional grant funding from t

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Local Economic Specialists See Mall Site As An 'Opportunity'

Two years ago, BRPC undertook a survey of the available properties that are zoned for industrial usage, near main roads, and in proximity (not necessarily served by) to utilities. Only 41 of those properties have more than three acres of undeveloped, buildable land.

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