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Polito, State Officials Hear From North County Business Leaders

Business leaders at three largest communities in North County had a similar message for state officials: There's lots of opportunities but the pandemic and other conditions are making it hard to find workers and raising costs for materials and supplies, and that infrastructure, including quality housing, is lacking.

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Williamstown Seeking Ideas to Improve Downtown Economy

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is asking residents and businesses for ideas about how to help downtown recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Downtown Adams Receives Local Rapid Recovery Planning Grant

Downtown Adams has received a Local Rapid Recovery Planning Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to create an implementation plan to stabilize and revitalize the downtown area.

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North Adams, BRPC Loan Programs Designed to Aid Small Business

The city of North Adams and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission are administering microenterprise loans to assist low- and moderate-income business owners cover regular costs such as rent, staffing and utilities.

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North Adams Businesses Urged to Take Wayfinding Project Survey

The fiscal 2018 MassWorks Infrastructure grant had initially been focused on helping small business find its customers online through social media marketing but has since morphed in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Pittsfield Unveils Business Website

Business development consultant Roger Matus, who helped build the website, said the goal was to build a tool that was available 24 hours a day and seven days a week that provides tools and contacts.