A Marketplace of Ideas
In 2012 1Berkshire inherited the Central Station located at 66 Allen Street in Pittsfield, MA, which allowed the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, and Berkshire Creative to colocate and serve as a one-stop-shop for economic development efforts in Berkshire County.
While the Central Station’s size allows for additional tenants to occupy space, 1Berkshire rents strictly to organizations committed to strengthening Berkshire County and currently hosts the Berkshire Enterprises, Berkshire Film & Media Commission, the Berkshire Regional Employment Board, and Mass Development. Please read more about the Central Station Stakeholders below or to view a printable copy of the Central Station building directory and information on room rentals click HERE.
Since 1989, Berkshire Enterprises has been providing training and consultation to take dreams from the idea stage to a business plan. As the premier entrepreneurial education organization, Berkshire Enterprises has assisted with the start-up of over 850 companies in and around the region. Berkshire Enterprises is a program of Berkshire Community College.
The Berkshire Film and Media Commission (BFMC) promotes and facilitates filmmaking and new media opportunities in Berkshire County, Western Massachusetts. BFMC aggregates area resources, locations and talent to:attract film, television and new media productions to the region; maintain an online production guide and locations library; network local industry professionals and help area filmmakers with their projects; develop film-related educational programs.
The mission of the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. (BCREB) is to provide leadership for workforce development in Berkshire County by aligning education and training with local labor market needs.
The Berkshire Innovation Center, preparing for construction at the William Stanley Business Park, will serve as a catalyst to enable and accelerate innovation and growth of life science companies in the Berkshire Region.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation builds stronger communities by inspiring charitable giving. Each year, the foundation distributes over $8 million through grants and scholarships to nonprofits and individuals for projects in the arts and education, health and human services, and the environment. Berkshire Taconic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity.
MassDevelopment works with businesses, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal officials and agencies to strengthen the Massachusetts economy. Through these collaborations we help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, eliminate blight, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies.