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Changes Coming To Allegany County Economic Development Operations

August 5th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Significant changes are coming in the way Allegany County’s economic development operations function- with preliminary plans in the talking stages that could see the county absorb the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation. The county’s economic development chief has been away for sometime as a result of an illness- and the overall effort has been subject to some scrutiny and public debate in recent months. Commissioners President Jake Shade, during a meeting in May, questioned whether the county department needed an overhaul.  Since that time, Shade; Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss; CEDC executive director Paul Kelly, and other officials have begun to study a new structure- looking to create a more unified, cohesive plan for business retention and attraction. Shade talked about the need for change during a recent appearance on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show”…


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