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Allegany County was a finalist for Clorox Plant

January 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, in a press release issued Friday, said that Allegany County was a finalist for the Clorox manufacturing facility that is how targeted for Martinsburg. The project, which was announced by the company Thursday, is expected to result in a $190 million economic investment and 100 jobs. The CEDC worked diligently since the May of last year to entice the company to locate in Allegany County- however in the end- according to the release, the local team could not overcome the logistical advantages that a north/south corridor such as Interstate 81 provided to the Clorox Company.

14 Responses to “Allegany County was a finalist for Clorox Plant”

  1. January 18, 2020 at 7:20 am, mac said:

    No one cares, we aren’t playing horseshoes.


  2. January 18, 2020 at 7:29 am, Mk said:

    Make sure to update us when Cumberland receives its Participation Trophy.


    • January 18, 2020 at 10:47 am, LRH said:

      > How can we tie this to our schools needing more money? for more participation trophies (ie HS diplomas)


  3. January 18, 2020 at 8:21 am, David said:

    So the north/south corridor was the fatal factor? That should be noted and worked on by our legislative body instead of being ignored. This has always been a factor in our local area, but little is done to improve the corridor.


    • January 18, 2020 at 9:45 am, Kevin said:

      > f the North South corridor was a factor, Cumberland never would have been a finalist in the first place.


  4. January 18, 2020 at 8:39 am, j.r. lepley said:

    good luck in getting 100 people to work in Cumberland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • January 18, 2020 at 10:40 am, Bob said:

      > Excellent point. They would need to start with at least 500 as half or more would leave when the drug test was announced and a good half taking it would fail. Probably need 1000 if literacy were required but I doubt it would be.


  5. January 18, 2020 at 10:49 am, LRH said:

    “The CEDC worked diligently since the May of last year”… I am amazed they found time to work on this issue..I though they were busy solving the “where will our office be located” crisis sense last May.


  6. January 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm, BILL said:

    All we need are more tourist, maybe people here can work for TIPS!!


  7. January 18, 2020 at 1:42 pm, jim said:

    There are not enough people who can pass a drug test or are willing to work a consistent 40 hours per week to fill those jobs. The water park in the Potomac that nobody will go to should revitalize the economy.


  8. January 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm, Brian said:

    It only took 25 years from start to finish for Interstate 68 with not nearly the regulations they have now so maybe if they start now this can be done in time for our grandchildren or great-grandchildren I’m figuring about 50 years to completion


  9. January 18, 2020 at 5:41 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    Why would they ever put a CLOROX Plant here in Allegany County??? We have few to none “White Collar Jobs so no reason to have a bleach factory here.


  10. January 19, 2020 at 6:43 am, Steve said:

    I don’t believe them. Have to get downtown ready for the 8 million redo.


  11. January 20, 2020 at 8:17 am, Paolo Primavera said:

    Steve, I stand corrected. Maybe Western Maryland really does need a CLOROX Plant. I forgot about the 8 million dollar rebuild of downtown. It’s going to have a lot of germs digging up those old utility lines, especially the sewer and water lines. We could of used the bleach to kill the germs. Our loss!


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