Workforce - Why Lenox
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With thousands of college educated professionals your business will have options in the Berkshires. Not to mention Lenox is a great place to pitch for any employees you hope to attract. As we say, in the Berkshires Life is Calling.



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.

Tourism Economy


A major and economic driving force in the Berkshires is our tourism economy. Travelers from all over the world support our businesses. Learn more about the impact of our tourism economy and how you can get involved with it.

Creative Economy


A major and growing industry in the Berkshires is in the creative arts. Theater, dance, music, museums, food are just a few of the major areas where the Berkshires excel. Learn more about the impact of the creative economy.

Berkshire Starts


Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or looking to grow your business, 1Berkshire can connect you to the people, places, and programs that help you thrive. Berkshire Starts is a way to plug into opportunities, financial resources + more.

Next Generation


1Berkshire is committed to cultivating an environment where individuals, as well as businesses, can grow. Influencing the next generation of leaders, creating opportunities to socialize, or connecting people with shared interests.

Local Job Search


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Pittsfield, MA was ranked as a great place for Hispanic business owners because the area holds strong educational values for Hispanics, substantial networking potential, a thriving post-recession economy, a high density of Hispanic business owners, and access to affordable housing. Read the full report and learn more about the City of Pittsfield CLICK HERE >

Helpful Information

Massachusetts State Labor Standards

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards is to promote and protect workers’ safety and health, wages and working conditions, and to support employers and workers in the utilization of apprenticeship as a workforce development tool.

Berkshire County Regional Employment Board

BCREB…Building Tomorrow’s Workforce. The mission of the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. (BCREB) is to provide leadership for workforce development in Berkshire County by aligning education and training with local labor market needs.