Gerald Friedman says the transition of the Berkshire County economy from one based on manufacturing to one now based on its natural beauty and cultural attractions is a “natural transition” reflecting changes in the global market.

Gerald C. Friedman, economics, says the transition of the Berkshire County economy from one based on manufacturing to one now based on its natural beauty and cultural attractions is a “natural transition” reflecting changes in the global market. He also says tourism is what many people do with their extra money, so the Berkshires benefit from this trend. (Berkshire Eagle, 4/2/18)