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BRPC Hopes to Gain Louder Voice for Rural Communities

The entity was created by the state Legislature to "enhance the economic vitality of rural communities" and put together a master plan. What the RPAC ultimately wants is a voice in the State House.

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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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