Settled around the turn of the 19th century, Berkshire County (home to approximately 133,000 people) is comprised of 30 towns and two cities — Pittsfield (the Berkshire County seat) and North Adams. The Berkshires is a hilly region in the western-most part of Massachusetts, stretching north to the Vermont border and south to Connecticut.
The State of New York lies to the west, and the Appalachian Trail runs through a ridge of hills to the east. The region is equidistant from Boston (about 120 miles east) and New York City (about 120 miles southwest). The Berkshires history of groundbreaking innovations and technological savvy has attracted a diverse roster of businesses, and the intangible natural and cultural appeal of the area has made it a magnet for business talent.