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CEDC Now Officially Merged With Allegany Co. Economic Development Dept.

January 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

It’s now official. On Wednesday afternoon in a brief public session the board of directors of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation signed off on a memorandum of understanding approving a merger with Allegany County’s economic development department. Last week the county commissioners approved the MOU and the Cumberland City Council followed suit on Tuesday night. The agreement now clears the way for the entities to be combined by the first of April.  Paul Kelly, executive director of the re-named Allegany Development Corporation, said a transition period will get underway immediately with the focus on personnel…

Like the votes taken by both the city and the county on the merger- the CEDC vote was not unanimous with  board member John Balch voicing opposition. While he said he supports the concept, Balch, who joined the session via conference call, expressed concern with the proposed new make- up of the board which will now include two county commissioners…

3 Responses to “CEDC Now Officially Merged With Allegany Co. Economic Development Dept.”

  1. January 23, 2020 at 10:28 am, Joe said:

    Kudos to all involved for finally consolidating something! We have way too much government locally


  2. January 23, 2020 at 10:40 am, Brian said:

    What should be done is cooperate West Bedford and Mineral County in states that actually have a chance at Landing Blue Collar jobs Maryland will continue to fight Blue Collar jobs and only support White Collar jobs


  3. January 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm, Richard Noggin said:

    I got an idea, let’s put the CECD in charge of the entire county since they have done a great job for the city. The county budget looks better to the city and the CECD I’m sure. Doesn’t Paul Kelly live in West Virginia anyway? I’m a county tax payer.


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