Starting a Business - Why Lenox
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With over $30 million in building projects last year in Lenox alone our growing economy is the perfect place to start your business. Come find out why multiple entrepreneurs decide to place their roots in Lenox.

Permitting & Review Process

The Town of Lenox is a special place in the center of the Berkshires. The Town boasts a rich heritage and high quality environment for its 6,000+ residents as well as its many visitors. Through strong leadership and volunteerism Lenox’s qualities as a small New England Town remain vibrant today.


We can help with a “How To” guide for those persons seeking to obtain permits or approvals for construction and land development in the Town of Lenox. The Town has endeavored to make this guide as complete as possible. However, it is important to note that guidelines and time periods may change. As such, it is advised that you meet with the proper delegating authority before you submit an application.

Historic District

The Lenox Historic District was created to preserve and protect buildings and spaces significant in the history and architecture of the village of Lenox. If you  are interested in starting a business here please see these downloads to get familiar with the laws and guidelines:



1Berkshire focuses on creating and building upon existing resources that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business expansion in the creative economy, tourism, agriculture and food production, advanced manufacturing, plastics, health and wellness, and non-profit clusters.

Capital and Financing

Lenox has a handful of banks to help you with investments and financing.

Available real estate and biz for sale

This will be updated with Commercial Real estate available in Lenox. Please contact us to update this list or add to it.

Co-Locate with Berkshire’s Creative Business

Within BDC, the term “Design” represents the holistic backbone of every business type.


From the AEC industry to real estate, product showrooms to professional services, information technology to visual communication and the arts, creative freelance to startups, design embodies and resonates within everything we do collectively.


A comfortable work environment that reflects the value of social equity, conservation and green community philosophy.


With its unique design and location on exposure, shared event and conference spaces, and light filled open design, Berkshire Design Center will be the ideal atmosphere to showcase your new or growing business and services.