At a Glance


Lever supports local economic development by creating and growing enterprises that leverage local assets, including the talents of young people from our region’s colleges.


  • To build a portfolio of new enterprises that strengthen the local economy
  • To support and grow existing enterprises
  • To attract young professionals to the region by increasing career opportunities


Lever creates and grows enterprises that leverage local assets. We recruit, develop, and support entrepreneurs, help fund their enterprises, and provide them with a network of experts, collaborators, stakeholders, and mentors. We provide no- and low- cost startup space to new business entities. Lever also aims to recapture revenues that leave the region by working with anchor institutions to keep procurement spending local.

Lever operates in North Adams, Massachusetts, the hub of Northern Berkshire County. We retain talent from outstanding local colleges including Bennington College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Williams College.