Massachusetts’ state government is trying to make the Berkshires a biotech hub — and its goal is starting to look a lot more concrete.

Better known as a woodsy vacation destination than a region on the cutting edge of life science, the Berkshires doesn’t have all the city-adjacent amenities of the famous Kendall Square hub. But this fall, construction workers broke ground on a new multimillion-dollar Berkshire Innovation Center in Pittsfield, Mass., after a decade-long struggle to deliver on what was at first a small investment from the state legislature. Two months ago, the center got an executive director, Scott Longley.

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