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BerkShares are a local currency designed for use in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts issued by BerkShares, Inc., a non-profit organization working in collaboration with participating local banks, local businesses, and local non-profit organizations.



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  • Own a business in the Berkshires? Sign up to accept BerkShares! Visit our Business Tools section for accounting strategies and more.

  • Want to find out more about BerkShares? Order a BerkShares Educational Packet

  • Why Local Currencies? Read E. F. Schumacher Society research on history, theory, and practice. Learn how local currencies fit into a complex of tools for building a new economy.


    "A good community insures itself by trust, by good faith and good will, by mutual help. A good community, in other words, is a good local economy."


    -Wendell Berry, from "Work of Local Culture"

BerkShares on printing press
BerkShares on the printing press
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