Berkshire Eagle picks up talks of Regional Economic Development

NORTH ADAMS — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito sat in a chair, pulled out a legal pad and began taking notes as a robust discussion about regional transportation issues began to take place around her.

She was one of several local and state officials who met with Berkshire business and government leaders Thursday at a regional economic development council engagement session that took place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

“The mission is for us to listen,” said Michael Kennealy, the state’s secretary of housing and economic development, at the start of the two-hour session, and Polito’s copius note taking was evidence of that fact.

Thursday’s event was the eighth of nine engagement sessions that the economic development council has been holding with municipal officials, legislators, and community and business leaders across the state. They are being held to provide regional feedback for the the Baker-Polito administration as it formulates its economic development strategy for the next four years. Read more of “State, local officials talk regional economic development.”

The Berkshire Eagle published the article on June 13, 2019.

2019-06-17T09:35:02-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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