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CEDC Executive Director Gives Update On How It Will Utilize 400 North Mechanic St.

December 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Tuesday featured a short public agenda for the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation.  Executive Director Paul Kelly updated the board on a tentative agreement with the city to utilize 400 North Mechanic Street as a business incubator…

3 Responses to “CEDC Executive Director Gives Update On How It Will Utilize 400 North Mechanic St.”

  1. December 11, 2019 at 7:53 am, Zufall said:

    The CEDC needs an incubator then maybe they will stop coming up with these half baked ideas like the Baltimore Street destruction/renovation.


  2. December 11, 2019 at 9:14 am, Kevin said:

    The city needs to keep title to this property. If the company that locates there ever wants to expand out to larger quarters – OUTSIDE of the city (and they will!) the building should return to the city, NOT the CEDC for re-use. The CEDC has yet to complete a project for the city as it seeks to expand into a regional authority with more power residing with Paul Kelly who is not the sharpest guy to do this. If it is going to be done hire a professional who has trained to work with economic development – not a lawyer who got out of private practice. He is a non-starter.


  3. December 12, 2019 at 6:59 am, mac said:

    Entrepreneur the dreaded code word for some hipster retailer selling free-range wind chimes or kale and quinoa scented organic candles.
    CEDC is looking to fill those empty stores downtown and they want some of that ilk to do so.
    No one else will utilize that building. It will be more of the same; some low paying, part time, non benefit jobs to serve as a hobby job for the entrepreneur.
    It fits in well with the hoped for artiste colony in the arts and entertainment district.
    The city can’t survive on art and entertainment alone. That’s what people do after work.


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