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CEDC Looking for More Coordination with Groups

March 29th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

One of the goals of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation is to streamline the myriad of groups working on the same workforce related issues- and to address quality of life issues in the region – making it a selling point for current and potential employers and employees. County Administrator Brandon Butler has noted on several occaisions that there are at least a dozen groups in the area that are economic development oriented. CEDC executive director Paul Kelly would like to see the various groups working in a more coordinated, collaborative effort…



One Response to “CEDC Looking for More Coordination with Groups”

  1. March 31, 2019 at 9:19 am, mac said:

    I’ve been thinking about this for the past couple of days and have concluded that coordinating the twelve current working groups will only increase attendance at meetings without adding anything new to the mix. Group 4 started to address issues not dealt with by groups 1-3. That has gone on for 12 groups? What is there to show for all of this? There are pie-in-the-sky plans for more and better shopping, newer touristy activities to build upon the weak facilities already in place. The impact on quality of life in the area would be unchanged as all of the employment at these slick, new attractions would pay minimum wage for less than a full week of work. Mr.Kelly can combine the ingredients in any way he wishes but the recipe still produces the same lump of dough that has proven so hard to swallow, for so long.


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