Consigli Construction Co., Inc. was joined by Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito as well as several federal, state and local officials for the groundbreaking of the Berkshire Innovation Center; a 20,000 SF facility that will provide advanced capabilities to manufacturers in the Berkshires, primarily small and medium-sized companies in life sciences, the life sciences supply chain, advanced manufacturing and technology.
The building will also include training facilities, biotech wet lab space, clean rooms, office and event space for small to medium-sized life sciences companies to support economic growth, jobs and private investment in the region.
“Our administration is focused on ensuring the benefits of Massachusetts’ thriving life sciences sector are experienced throughout the entire Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Investing in the Berkshire Innovation Center will help expand the capacity and capabilities of this region’s entrepreneurial community to drive job creation, retention and outside investment in Western Massachusetts.”
The Berkshire Innovation Center is a collaborative, non-profit organization, that serves as a catalyst to innovation in the Berkshires. The mission of the BIC is to support small and mid-sized advanced manufacturing companies in life sciences, the life sciences supply chain, and advanced manufacturing, with the ultimate objective of spurring economic growth, jobs, and investment in the region. The BIC is made possible thru grants from The Massachusetts Life Science Center, The City of Pittsfield, Mass Development and Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA). The Innovation Center will act as a focal point for collaboration and networking, provide leadership and mentoring through the center’s alignment of private sector companies, research institutes and educational partners to accelerate technologies, innovation and the development of new businesses and a highly valued and skilled regional workforce.