1Berkshire focuses on creating and building upon existing resources that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business expansion in the creative economy, tourism, agriculture and food production, advanced manufacturing, plastics, health and wellness, and non-profit clusters.
A major and economic driving force in the Berkshires is our tourism economy. Travelers from all over the world support our businesses. Learn more about the impact of our tourism economy and how you can get involved with it.
Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or looking to grow your business, 1Berkshire can connect you to the people, places, and programs that you need to thrive. Berkshire Starts is a way to plug into opportunities, financial resources, available space, and a community of Berkshire-based businesses and mentors, who are here to help.
A major and growing industry in the Berkshires is in the creative arts. Theater, dance, music, museums, food are just a few of the major areas where the Berkshires excel. Learn more about the impact of the creative economy and how you can get involved with it.
1Berkshire is committed to cultivating an environment where individuals, as well as businesses, can grow. Influencing the next generation of leaders, creating opportunities to socialize, or connecting people with shared interests – 1Berkshire will help you engage with your community.
Pittsfield, MA was ranked as a great place for Hispanic business owners because the area holds strong educational values for Hispanics, substantial networking potential, a thriving post-recession economy, a high density of Hispanic business owners, and access to affordable housing. Read the full report and learn more about the City of Pittsfield.