Vote for North Adams

Contest for $500,000 Grant

By: - Feb 09, 2017

After decades of economic challenge there is light at the end of the tunnel for North Adams in Northern Berkshire County of western Massachusetts.

When Spargue Electic went dark now decades ago the city went into a deep decline.

The former Sprague campus, now home to the massive MASS MoCA will complete the final phases of renovation and expansion  in time for the summer season.

The nearby Clark Art Instiute recently completed expansion  and renovation designed by Tadeo Ando.

There are plans in development for a private contemporary museum and one devoted to displaying model railroads.

That has promoted in a spike or related hotel expanson  and construction.

This upbeat news has qualified North Adams for a national contest.

North Adams has bsen selected as one of five finalists for Main Street Season Two. Please help by casting a vote once a day from now through February 16. The prize for the Small Business Revolution contest is  $500,000.

After combing through 14,000 nominations and an eight-town tour, the field was narrowed to five finalists. Now, it’s up to the public to decide which town will win the $500,000 boost and be featured on the next season of the "Main Street" series.

Link to cast your vote.