The Berkshires Compact

Despite the images of the Berkshires as quintessentially New England, the departure of large manufacturing companies, once the region’s economic base, has left the county struggling to adapt to the changing economic climate. Now, a group of political, business, healthcare and education leaders in Berkshire County has unveiled what they call a blueprint for the county’s economic revival. “The Berkshire Compact” lays out four main goals. You may have seen an op-ed over the weekend written by Mary Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.