After winter slows growth, the state’s economy rebounds.
Four Berkshire County banks are offering loans and other financial incentives to help bring a $1.3 billion rail car manufacturing job to the region.
Massachusetts reported job gains last month everywhere except for the Pittsfield area, a region in western Massachusetts that includes 14 towns stretching from Hancock to Becket.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.3 percent in March, while Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. Both states saw job growth, but Massachusetts added almost twice as many jobs as Connecticut.