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PEDA Further Approves Cultivation Facility Project

One year ago, PEDA voted to support the project and authorize the program director to sign the option-to-purchase agreement.

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PEDA Says Goodbye to Executive Director Thurston

The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority met Wednesday morning, remotely, accepted the executive director's resignation, and appointed Pittsfield's Business Development Manager Michael Coakley as the interim manager.

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PEDA Director Thurston Stepping Down in April

Corydon "Cory" Thurston last week announced his retirement as executive director of the development agency he's lead for nine years.

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Innovation Center on Schedule For January Opening

The center's Executive Director Ben Sosne gave a brief update to the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority last week and said board should expect a grand opening in the first half of January.

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Marijuana Cultivators Eye William Stanley Business Park

After a brief executive session Tuesday, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted to support Berkshire Kind's intent to purchase land in the business park and erect a 20,000 square foot grow facility.

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PEDA to Create Site-Readiness Report On Park's Largest Parcel

In other business, the Berkshire Innovation Center is on pace for an October opening. The research and development center broke ground in September and now has a new executive director on board in Ben Sosne.

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Pittsfield's Business Development Manager Discusses Challenges, Successes

In less than 24 hours, Coakley presented to two different city boards on his work over the last year or so. The business manager is tasked with helping to bring companies to the city and helping local ones grow.

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Berkshire Innovation Center Construction Ramping Up

Construction on the Berkshire Innovation Center is ramping up, according to Executive Director Scott Longley. "We are literally within weeks of starting to frame interior walls. The momentum and the progress of the BIC construction have definitely begun to pick up," Longley told the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority on Wednesday.

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PEDA: Waterstone Contract Expires Saturday

The site of a proposed Walmart Supercenter will be back on the market following a year of inactivity. Pittsfield Economic Development Authority Executive Director Corydon Thurston said since Walmart pulled out of the plans developed by Waterstone Retail to redevelop the 16.5-acre site at the William Stanley Business Park there hasn't been any new activity. PEDA has signed an agreement holding the property for the developer for a year and that expires on Saturday.

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