New $14 million Pittsfield facility will promote shared research

March 09, 2018 06:09 PM

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker traveled to Pittsfield on Friday to launch a new business initiative.

It's called the Berkshire Innovation Center and it has been in the works for about four years.

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The $14 million facility at the William Stanley Business Park will promote shared research. New and existing businesses that focus on life sciences and advanced manufacturing will have access to clean rooms, labs, offices and event space.

"This is an investment in Pittsfield's future. It's an investment for the next generations of your sons and daughters, who will find more opportunity and a reason to stay here in Pittsfield," explained Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.

Right now, the plan is to break ground this summer and open the doors sometime in 2019.


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