Local manufacturer Boyd Technologies will be expanding its capacity to produce personal protective equipment and is collaborating with a life sciences company FreMon Scientific on a device for COVID-19 therapies.
Some $10.3 billion was loaned to 46,937 Massachusetts businesses in the first round of funding. The forgiveable loan is available to companies with fewer than 500 employees to keep workers on payroll and is being invested through local lending institutions.
Niraj Shah, a 1991 graduate of Pittsfield High School, is bringing 300 jobs to his hometown with the development of a call center for the international home decor company. He was the keynote speaker at Neal's Economic Development Policy Summit hosted by Berkshire Community College.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is gearing up for what he believes will be "strong negotiations" on the extension of various federal tax programs.
One of those is investment tax credits, specifically for renewable energy. Neal held a "prelude" meeting with Berkshire Gas on Monday and is expected to see the company's parent organization Avangrid's solar farm in Florida.