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How a plastics company's interest in the William Stanley Business Park could improve rail access
March 6, 2017
by Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
It served an important purpose years ago, but lately the railroad siding that connects part of the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires to the nearby CSX rail tracks has fallen into disrepair.
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PEDA, Developer Reach Purchase and Sale Agreement for Walmart Supercenter
December 14, 2016
by Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
A $30 million Walmart Supercenter at the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires is another step closer to reality.
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Walmart Proposal Draws Curious to Business Park Open Houses
September 19, 2016
By Joe Durwin, iberkshires
The Walmart store proposed for the William Stanley Business Park has generated a lot of discussion didn't translate into an influx of visitors at the park.
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Pittsfield's Woodlawn Bridge Reopens After 10 Years
June 27, 2016
By Andy McKeever, iberkshires
The Woodlawn Avenue Bridge is finally opened after being closed for a decade.
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Pittsfield Seeks New Day, Not an Echo of Its Heyday
February 9, 2016
Jaclyn Stevenson, BusinessWest
The pervasive feeling in the city of Pittsfield — the Berkshires’ largest city and county seat — is that it’s done trying to return to its heyday.
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Replacement of Woodlawn Avenue Bridge Beams Mark Milestone
October 27, 2015
Andy McKeever, iBerkshires
PITTSFIELD – The beams spanning the Woodlawn Avenue bridge have been laid.The long-awaited project will connect the Morningside neighborhood with East Street and is seen as not only a north-south connection but also a boost to the development of the William Stanley Business Park, which it cuts through.
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Pittsfield Economic Development Authority wary of tough new standards for Silver Lake Stormwater
April 28, 2015
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – New federal regulations on stormwater discharge into Silver Lake contain tough standards that local officials fear will be costly and potentially impossible to meet.
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Site Change for Berkshire Innovation Center
February 19, 2015
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a new location for the Berkshire Innovation Center within the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires.
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PEDA approves startup funds for Berkshire Innovation Center
September 10, 2014
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD -The city has received final approval for $500,000 in startup costs associated with the construction of the Berkshire Innovation Center.
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Pittsfield OKs $250K from GE fund for Berkshire Innovation Center startup
September 5, 2014
Jim Therrien, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD -With all signs pointing to strong support, the City Council made it official this week by approving $250,000 in start-up funds for the Berkshire Innovation Center planned at the William Stanley Business Park.
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Councilors praise Berkshire Innovation Center plan, recommend $250,000 for start-up
August 27, 2014
Jim Therrien, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD -The planned Berkshire Innovation Center won universal praise Tuesday before the City Council's Committee on Community and Economic Development, which unanimously recommended $250,000 toward start-up costs for the facility.
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Governor Patrick, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announce $9.7 Million Capital Grant for Life Sciences Project in Pittsfield
May 20, 2014
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
BOSTON – Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced today the Center's approval of a $9.7 million capital grant for construction of a new Berkshire Innovation Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Berkshire Financial Institutions to Create Incentive for Rail Car Builder
April 29, 2014
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – A potential transit rail car manufacturer now has three good reasons to build Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority vehicles in the Berkshires.
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PEDA Plans $1M Incentive to Lure Railroad Car Manufacturer to the William Stanley Business Park
December 11, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority wants to lure a railroad car manufacturer to the city — and it is planning to sweeten the deal by offering a $1 million incentive.
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Retail proposal for William Stanley Business Park on hold
November 13, 2013
Jim Therrien, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – A proposed large retail development in the William Stanley Business Park is officially on hold.
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PEDA awaiting word from retail developer in wake of public forum
October 8, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority is awaiting a phone call from the group that's proposed a retail complex at the William Stanley Business Park.
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Mixed opinions on proposed retail project at William Stanley Business Park
September 30, 2013
Jim Therrien, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – A crowd of more than 100 jammed City Council chambers Monday for a wide-ranging forum on a large retail project proposed for the William Stanley Business Park.
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Pedestrian walkway soon to be completed at Pittsfield's Silver Lake
September 26, 2013
Jim Therrien, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – A setting in the William Stanley Business Park that became a symbol of industrial pollution will regain some of its former scenic beauty next month when a pedestrian walkway is completed along Silver Lake.
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Public Will Have Say On Proposed Retail Development
September 20, 2013
Tony Dobrowloski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – City residents will have an opportunity next week to weigh in on a proposed $30 million retail development at the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires.The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has scheduled a public forum for Monday that is designed to be a public presentation of the project and to solicit community input.
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Councilors OK transfer of additional GE properties to Pittsfield Economic Development Authority
September 17, 2013
Jim Therrien, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – City councilors have approved an agreement to transfer additional GE properties in the city to the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority — a move that also will allow for the development of a recreational walkway around Silver Lake.
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A $30 million retail complex with 200 jobs for Pittsfield?
July 25, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – A Needham-based developer has made a second pitch to put a retail center in the William Stanley Business Park, a $30 million complex that would be slightly bigger than what had been proposed originally.
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Business Park's Progress: PEDA Head Considers the Future
February 26, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires has been both the great hope and great enigma of economic development in Pittsfield since it was established 15 years ago.
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PEDA Considers Consultant To Make Business Plan for William Stanley Park's Life Sciences Building
February 14, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority is interested in hiring a consultant to develop a business plan for the construction of a life sciences building at the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires.
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PEDA Officials Take Step Toward Securing $6.5 Million for Life Sciences Incubator
January 17, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – Executive Director Cory Thurston said PEDA is "focused" on obtaining a portion of that state earmark, enough to plan the project from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center by next month, so that the quasi public agency could eventually convince the state to release the entire amount.
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Pittsfield Economic Development Authority Sees First Revenue
January 15, 2013
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – For the first time since its inception 15 years ago, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority will be receiving revenue from tenants of the Williams Stanley Business Park this year.
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Nuclea Biotechnologies' New Bioinformatics and Imaging Center Unveiled
November 8, 2012
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The life sciences industry is coming closer and closer to establishing a base in Pittsfield, according to local officials.
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Pittsfield Economic Development Authority seeks to manage its own stormwater discharge
October 29, 2012
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority is interested in managing the discharge of stormwater at the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires by itself.
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PEDA members seek public input on CSX Railroad bridge design
October 25, 2012
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority will hold a public design hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 28 to solicit input on the reconstruction and design of the new CSX Railroad bridge on Woodlawn Avenue.
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Nuclea Leases OK'd for PEDA Site
October 11, 2012
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – Following several years of hoping and trying, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has finally become involved in a project that is related to the state's life sciences industry.
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Business Park on Former Brownfield Renews Environmental Insurance
August 24, 2012
Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has retained environmental insurance for the
William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires, with approval coming just days before the previous 10-year policy ran out.
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Transforming the Landscape: Pittsfield Strives to Generate Interest in Business Park at GE Site
July 16, 2012
George O'Brien, BusinessWest
– More than 13 years in the making, the William Stanley Business Park, comprised of more than a dozen parcels that were part of the massive GE large-transformer-manufacturing complex that closed in the late ’80s, is officially open for business.
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MountainOne Cuts Ribbon on New Building
June 11, 2012
Andy McKeever, iBerkshires
PITTSFIELD – Ten months after breaking ground, MountainOne Financial Partners cut the ribbon Monday morning on its new building in the William Stanley Business park – just the second business to call the remediated park home.
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A Boost for City Business
June 13, 2012
Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD – The gleaming MountainOne Financial Partners building at the corner of East Street and Silver Lake Boulevard has brightened up that part of the city.
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Bianchi Voted Into PEDA
January 26, 2012
by Dick Lindsay
Berkshire Eagle staff
PITTSFIELD – After a three-month hiatus, the city’s mayor has returned as a member of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority. Download rest of story.

PEDA Exec Developing A Vision
By Tony Dobrowolski
Berkshire Eagle Staff
August 29, 2011
PITTSFIELD – There are papers stacked on Cory Thurston’s desk at the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority’s headquarters on Kellogg Street, but the piles are not overwhelming.
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Ground-breaking Step at Business Park
By Dick Lindsay
Berkshire Eagle
August 9, 2011
PITTSFIELD – A North County-based financial group will become the first tenant to create jobs at the William Stanley Business Park, a project city officials view as a catalyst for further development at the former General Electric site.
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