“Economic development requires taking the long view on progress and having a broad understanding of the elements that contribute. In other words: patience and perspective. Neither of these is simple.”
— Laura Brennan, Senior Planner for Community & Economic Development at Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
When the idea of a cultural council was first floated early this year, town officials emphasized that applying for the designation will cost the town nothing and that anyone whose property is included in a cultural district will face no additional limitations on the use of that property.