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CEDC Merger on County Agenda Today

April 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Two weeks after voting to delay action on the long discussed merger of the Allegany County Economic Development Department and the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation- the item is back on the county commissioners agenda today. The motion to table any action at the last meeting was made by Commissioners President Jake Shade who pointed to the economic and fiscal uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While officials with the city of Cumberland, Allegany County and the CEDC board have all signed off on the merger- final details of the new arrangement had not yet been finalized. An amendment to the memorandum of understanding is on the commissioners afternoon agenda. Commissioner Shade…

6 Responses to “CEDC Merger on County Agenda Today”

  1. April 30, 2020 at 6:31 am, mac said:

    OH, thank The Lord God, our Heavenly Father and Ruler of the Universe!
    It’s our greatest dream come true!
    Now our area will get twice as many projects started and left uncompleted. And all from one office.


  2. April 30, 2020 at 6:59 am, Steve said:

    This is a “HUGE” mistake, it will by the last straw for the residents of the City. Watch!!


  3. April 30, 2020 at 7:07 am, Welchy said:

    Complain when they delay it, complain when they do it, and will complain if they don’t do it. It’s the Allegany County way!


  4. April 30, 2020 at 9:26 am, jim said:

    Spending millions to upgrade the downtown mall will no doubt turn around this local economy!


    • April 30, 2020 at 10:30 am, Jay said:

      The mall renovation is unlikely to happen for several years, if ever.


  5. April 30, 2020 at 11:10 am, Ken said:

    I might only get behind this merger is they clean house at the CEDC. Kelley and Miller have not successfully completed one project. They have tore up parts of the city, have plans to destroy the heart of the community, and their only plans continue to destroy what we already have. Paul and Matt have not shown that they are worth merging with and will only spread their path of destruction throughout the county.


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