The Berkshires is a robust region in Western MA. It is fueled by companies and individuals that are committed to driving their community forward. 1Berkshire recognizes devoted community members and organizations every year through a set of awards and recognitions. Join us in supporting these good works to help the Berkshires bloom.
BLP was established in 1997 to seek, prepare, and sustain leaders for our region. This program is ideal for individuals seeking advancement in their career or to broaden their network of personal and professional contacts; it also works well as an introduction to the region for any new arrivals to the Berkshires.
YLP program was launched in January 2010 and developed for high school juniors as a year-long program providing a detailed introduction to the business community in the region, with the assistance of both teachers and local business leaders.
1Berkshire connects entrepreneurs and business owners with the people, places, and programs that you need to be successful. Berkshire Starts is a way to plug into opportunities, financial resources, available space, and a community of mentors who are here to help.
The Business Retention & Expansion Program (BREP) is your one-stop source for moving a business to the Berkshires or keeping one here. As the Regional Economic Development Organization, we have a network of partners with the best services possible for relocating or expanding your business