Partners / Links

City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development

The Department of Community Development administers business assistance programs in partnership with PERC; tax incentive programs and public works projects funded by the department.                       

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission assists communities, and the region as a whole, with targeted and generalized economic development projects, plans and strategies. PERC acts as BRPC’s financial advisor and fiscal agent for the Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund.

Common Capital

Common Capital is a nonprofit community development financial institution that brings financial and business resources to western and central Massachusetts in order to stimulate growth and create a stronger and more stable regional economy.

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

The mission of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is to create and preserve jobs at small businesses, women- and minority-owned businesses, and to promote economic development in underserved, gateway municipalities and low and moderate income communities.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance, as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis. They have a satellite office in Berkshire County.


MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, financial institutions, and local officials to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth.