Facts, Figures, Trends

Friday, September 15, 2017
In the Berkshires, locals struggle as tourism booms

SHEFFIELD, MA -- The Berkshires are rich with art, dance, theater, and music, dotted with picturesque towns and rolling hills that bloom red and gold in the fall. Tourists and second-home owners have been flocking here in increasing numbers, but for many of the people who live and work here year-round, getting by is a greater struggle than it used to be. The number of people in poverty in Berkshire County rose by nearly a third between 2000 and 2015, even as the overall year-round population dipped and the number of seasonal home owners increased almost 19 percent, according to data compiled for a recent study by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Report: CT Charitable Giving Dips

HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Business Journal reports on CCP's Giving in Connecticut: Charitable donations by Connecticut foundations, companies and individuals dipped 3.2 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to an annual analysis by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.