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Join industry leaders like Wayfair, General Dynamics, VidMob, and Japan’s TOPPAN (Interprint) by opening a major facility in Pittsfield. These top companies know that Pittsfield is a great place to do business. Here are some of the reasons:
Red Carpet Team
Get the red carpet treatment by contacting Michael Coakley, the City’s Business Development Manager, at [email protected] or call 413-499-9368 to get the Red Carpet treatment. He leads the City’s Red Carpet Team which streamlines the process of expanding or locating businesses in Pittsfield.
Chris Kapiloff, a principal of LTI Smart Glass, needed to rapidly expand his limited Pittsfield manufacturing capabilities, he was afraid that the permitting process alone would take six to nine months. Using the Red Carpet Team, he said that entire process took just 60 days. (See the LTI Case Study.)
The Red Carpet team brings together representatives from various city departments, economic development organizations, MassHire, MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to meet with a prospective company. They can smooth out any concerns and propose incentives to win your business.
Our financial incentives make Pittsfield an especially inviting place to start or relocate your business. Some of our grants and loans are not available anywhere else in the state. These unique incentives include funds from the Pittsfield Economic Development Fund (formerly known as the GE Economic Development Fund), as well as from the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation. Additional incentives are available for those who locate in the William Stanley Business Park.
Michael Coakley, Pittsfield’s business development manager, may be able to combine funds from multiple local, state and federal programs to obtain the incentives you need. Each program has its own requirements and Mr. Coakley will help you. Contact Michael Coakley at 413-499-9368 or send an email to [email protected].
Here are some of the programs that may be available to you:
Michael Coakley, Pittsfield’s business development manager, can organize customized tours of facilities to meet your exacting needs. He can organize meetings with building owners and developers to show you projects intended for your specific needs. Please contact him at [email protected] or call 413-499-9368.
There are special site incentives available that encourage development in certain areas of Pittsfield. Here are some locations that you may want to consider: