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CEDC Moving Forward Consulting Firm’s Revised Economic Development Plan

May 13th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation is moving forward with plans for an updated economic development strategic proposal from the consulting firm that created the original base plan adopted by the city in 2014. RKG Associates of Alexandria, Virginia developed the original comprehensive plan for Cumberland in 2014. The plan provided a roadmap for creating the nonprofit Cumberland Economic Development Corp. It also identified opportunity zones in the city including Maryland Avenue and the Rolling Mill area, the Willowbrook Road corridor, the site of the former Memorial Hospital, the Canal Place property, and the Cumberland Shopping Plaza along Queen City Drive extending south toward Industrial Boulevard. City officials are requesting an updated version of the plan at a cost of $30,000, which will be paid for with a $10,000 federal grant plus $20,000 coming from the CEDC budget. CEDC executive director Matt Miller…