Business Grows at Williams Stanley Business Park
It looks like business will be growing soon at the Williams Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield.
According to The Berkshire Eagle, Jeremy and Phil Silverman, brothers based out of Brooklyn, New York, want to bring their new cannabis company to Pittsfield in what they say will be a 20,000 square foot cultivation facility across from the Berkshire Innovation Center in the newly established business park.
The $2.8 million proposed grow facility is expected to bring around 20 new jobs to the area over the next two years and is expected be up and running in about a year. The Silverman brothers say their company, Berkshire Kind Inc.'s business model is to sell cannabis flower directly to dispensaries.
The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted unanimously yesterday to advance an agreement to move forward with the sale of a 1.5 acre parcel near the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and East Street, referred to as "site four" of the park, a triangular slice of land across from the Innovation Center. It's the first new business the City has seen approved for the business park, since and proposed agreement with Wal-Mart fell through.