BerkShares are a local currency for the Berkshireregion.
A way of encouraging consumers to buy localproducts and services
A useful tool for community & local development
A way to increase patronage of local businesses.
•Since the launch in September of 2006 over 2 million BerkShares havecirculated within our local economy•There are approximately 180,000currently in circulation•People who choose to use them aremaking a conscious commitment to buy local first