Jess Vecchia – Spotlight

The creative economy is fundamentally part of the Berkshires and one of its most visible members is Jess Vecchia. Jess is the Market Manager for the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, the Director of the Alchemy Initiative, and a major proponent of the strong sense of community in Berkshires. Since completing her Master’s degree in New

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1B Creative Resources Conference

By Julia Dixon One of the most exciting aspects of my job as 1Berkshire’s Creative Economy Specialist is that I get to meet innovative, creative, and inspiring people from all across the county. From fine artists and artisans to cultural workers and freelancers, the fabric of our creative community is wonderfully rich. The number and

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Tourism Thrives in the Berkshires

It is important to remember that tourism is an integral part of the Berkshire economy that continues to sustain economic growth, and by doing so, enhances the quality of life for residents in the region. Jobs directly related to tourism supported nearly 4,000 residents throughout the county in 2015, continuing the growth in the number

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