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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

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

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

PEDA Still Hopeful for Rail Project
"We just want to stay in their face, and be a little cute with it," — Corydon Thurston

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

Pittsfield Officials Optimistic After Manufacturer Visits
"One of the things they really appreciated was our outreach to manufacturers in the community here." — Douglas Crane

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

Pittsfield Sets Conditions On Rail Car Incentive
"If they do default, we have fall back terms." — Douglas Clark

Research Prompting New Direction for Pittsfield Life Sciences Center
"I am guardedly optimistic that we're going to be able to move ahead on this." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

PEDA Scrambles To Draw Rail Jobs to Pittsfield
"We have a range of businesses that are capable of producing close to 100 percent of the materials and assembled parts that will be needed." — Douglas Crane

PEDA Moves Forward With Re-Envisioned Life Sciences Center
"We have letters of support from virtually every key industrial player in the region." — Rod Jane

PEDA Makes Play for Hundreds of Manufacturing Jobs
"We're going to make an all-out push to attract one of these companies to Berkshire County." — Corydon Thurston

Pittsfield Public Split Over Big-Box Store at PEDA
"A big box retail development really does not do a lot for overall economy ... all we're doing is shuffling jobs." — Douglas Clark

Pittsfield Grants Easement for Silver Lake Walking Trail
"I can assure you my board is as concerned about those issues as you are, and they voted unanimously to approve this parcel." — Corydon Thurston

Nuclea Biotechnologies Acquires Manufacturing Company
"We are now able to manufacture our own products where before we had to use third-party manufacturers to do most of the work." — Pat Muraca

Pittsfield Pumps Brakes On Safe Routes To School Project
"I just feel that a one-way street is not going to solve the issue." — Mark Dean.

New Big Box Proposal for PEDA Business Park
"They won't even let us say whether they have other stores in the area." — Neal Shalom

PEDA Awarded $55K for Life Science Center Study
"Now there's some validation that we're taking a step forward and it's not just talk." — Corydon Thurston

PEDA Prepares for Open House, Life Sciences Pitch
"We're going to open up the gates, ... we'll get some folks who have an interest to walk down into the 'Teens section.'" — Corydon Thurston

PEDA's Marketing Attracting Business Park Leads
"The next thing on the radar screen is the life sciences." — George Whaling

PEDA Hones Budget for Planning Business Park
"If we get to the end of the year, and we haven't spent that money, we obviously haven't accomplished those tasks." — Michael Matthews

MassDOT Sets Public Hearing on PEDA Bridge
"I'm hoping we're going to get dirt moving by early January." — Corydon Thurston

Nuclea Partners With Colleges to Spark Life Sciences Industry
"The William Stanley Business Park will soon be a magnet for many life science industries." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

PEDA Plots 2013 Marketing Strategy for Business Park
"We've got some great stories unfolding, and some great stories that have already been told." — George Whaling

Woodlawn Bridge Demolition Begins at Stanley Business Park
State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing secured $2 million for the reconstruction of the bridge, contingent on its completion by the end of next year.

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