"We're spanning the bridge with steel and getting ready to set the deck." — Corydon Thurston
"We think it is a great resource and asset to the community." — Lori Gazzillo
"The bridge is moving nicely now." — Corydon Thurston
"It's been a long time since the city has received an EDA grant." — Corydon Thurston
"If we don't make these strategic investments, our taxbase will continue to erode and nobody is going to help us." — Daniel Bianchi
"We can't go back and clean the property, we don't have the funds to do it." — Corydon Thurston.
"We only do this once and want to get it right." — Mick Callahan
The timetable for the project has been plagued with continued delays over the past few years.
"Obviously I am disappointed the company that was leaning toward Pittsfield didn't get selected." — Corydon Thurston.
Patrick had indicated from the start that he wanted the winning bidder to locate in Western Mass.
"The start-up operating cost is truly critical to this venture." — Douglas Clark
"For me, I feel this vote is the most important vote I will take so far this year." — Kathleen Amuso
"The opportunity is now. This is important to this community and to generations to come." — Mick Callahan
"We have a pretty good cross section of our partnership with education and research institutions and our private-sector customers." — Rod Jane
"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
"Creating that invested equity right out of the gate is, in my opinion, a sure way to see that they stay engaged." — Corydon Thurston
"I am thrilled, because we have been diligently, deliberately and systematically pursuing this fabulous award for more than two years." — Corydon Thurston
"We just want to stay in their face, and be a little cute with it," — Corydon Thurston
"You encourage the pioneers like Pat at Nuclea. You create the kind of environment that enables the biotech industry." — Deval Patrick
"One of the things they really appreciated was our outreach to manufacturers in the community here." — Douglas Crane
"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
"If they do default, we have fall back terms." — Douglas Clark
"I am guardedly optimistic that we're going to be able to move ahead on this." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi
"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
"We have letters of support from virtually every key industrial player in the region." — Rod Jane