PITTSFIELD. I’m not from the Berkshires, but I’ve been around here for awhile. Long enough to be skeptical when I hear words like “game changer” attached to any new economic development project.
I’ve heard words to that effect tossed around a lot in the Berkshires when something new comes along that everybody thinks will finally pull the region of its post-GE economic malaise.
Some of these projects fizzled out; others never really got off the ground. Some of the ones that did go forward didn’t quite pan out the way everyone thought they would.