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PEDA Looks At Changes, New Directions

At it's opening meeting of 2016, the Executive Committee of the Pittsfield Economic Development Agency examined new directions, upcoming changes and its overall role going forward in conjunction with start of Pittsfield's first four-year mayoral term under Mayor Linda Tyer. "The new mayor has an overwhelming desire to see that all our economic development efforts are going in the right direction, and to create a creative, unified effort to that end," said PEDA's sole full-time employee, Execu

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PEDA Planning For BIC Construction Next Year

"My intention is to issue the final payment on Jan. 4." — Corydon Thurston.

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Replacement of Woodlawn Avenue Bridge Beams Mark Milestone

"We're spanning the bridge with steel and getting ready to set the deck." — Corydon Thurston

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Berkshire Bank Grants $40K To Berkshire Innovation Center

"We think it is a great resource and asset to the community." — Lori Gazzillo

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Woodlawn Bridge, PEDA Innovation Center Design Progressing

"The bridge is moving nicely now." — Corydon Thurston

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PEDA Still Hopeful For EDA Grant For William Stanley Park Improvements

"It's been a long time since the city has received an EDA grant." — Corydon Thurston

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PEDA, Pittsfield Reach Lease Agreement With Innovation Center

"If we don't make these strategic investments, our taxbase will continue to erode and nobody is going to help us." — Daniel Bianchi

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PEDA Fighting New EPA Requirements

"We can't go back and clean the property, we don't have the funds to do it." — Corydon Thurston.

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PEDA Approves Location For Innovation Center

"We only do this once and want to get it right." — Mick Callahan

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Pittsfield Bridge Project Delayed To 2015

The timetable for the project has been plagued with continued delays over the past few years.

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PEDA: Springfield Rail Car Contract Benefits Berkshires

"Obviously I am disappointed the company that was leaning toward Pittsfield didn't get selected." — Corydon Thurston.

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MBTA Rail Cars to Be Built in Springfield

Patrick had indicated from the start that he wanted the winning bidder to locate in Western Mass.

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PEDA Matches Pittsfield's $250K For Innovation Center Startup Costs

"The start-up operating cost is truly critical to this venture." — Douglas Clark

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Pittsfield Approves $250K For Berkshire Innovation Center

"For me, I feel this vote is the most important vote I will take so far this year." — Kathleen Amuso

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Pittsfield Council Accepts Grant for Innovation Center

"The opportunity is now. This is important to this community and to generations to come." — Mick Callahan

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Local Manufacturers Will Lead New Berkshire Innovation Center

"We have a pretty good cross section of our partnership with education and research institutions and our private-sector customers." — Rod Jane

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PEDA Debates Options For New Innovation Center

"We're trying to get the best advice possible so that we don't make mistakes going in and delay the process," PEDA Director Corydon Thurston

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New Nonprofit Will Govern PEDA's Innovation Center

"Creating that invested equity right out of the gate is, in my opinion, a sure way to see that they stay engaged." — Corydon Thurston

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State Grants $9.7M For PEDA Life Sciences Center

"I am thrilled, because we have been diligently, deliberately and systematically pursuing this fabulous award for more than two years." — Corydon Thurston

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PEDA Still Hopeful for Rail Project

"We just want to stay in their face, and be a little cute with it," — Corydon Thurston

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Patrick Highlights BioTech Industry Growth At Nuclea

"You encourage the pioneers like Pat at Nuclea. You create the kind of environment that enables the biotech industry." — Deval Patrick

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Pittsfield Officials Optimistic After Manufacturer Visits

"One of the things they really appreciated was our outreach to manufacturers in the community here." — Douglas Crane

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Pittsfield Council Approves Rail Car Incentive

"The whole purpose of this is to put the money on the table to have a company take a serious look at Pittsfield." — Douglas Clark

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