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Economist Points to Attracting Young Business Professionals as Area’s Key

March 6th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Nationally-renowned economist Anirban Basu was the featured speaker Thursday for the Greater Cumberland Committee’s membership meeting held at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort.   Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore.  The Sage Group was instrumental  in developing the initial  plans for a re-opened Downtown Cumberland Mall.  He has addressed the group on several occaisions with detailed presentations  regarding, global, national, and regional economic performance using the most current data available.  Looking at this region, Basu said it is imperative to take advantage of a tremendous opportunity to attract young business professionals…

6 Responses to “Economist Points to Attracting Young Business Professionals as Area’s Key”

  1. March 06, 2020 at 7:24 am, Gary Swayne said:

    Good grief. Basu is not a “Nationally-renowned economist.” He’s a economic consultant from the Baltimore area. Who puts out this nonsense? The Greater Cumberland Committee?


  2. March 06, 2020 at 8:35 am, Bob said:

    So, here is the guy that sowed the lame idea of reopening Baltimore Street, for ten times the cost of closing it, in the cognitively-barren minds of local government telling us we just need more yuppies who would, very likely, prefer the mall kept closed to traffic. I guess the lack of professional jobs or public transportation was happily ignored in his wee TED talk.


    • March 06, 2020 at 10:12 am, Jay said:

      The mall has to be re-opened to traffic in order to get the state funds for the underground infrastructure replacement. That’s the only reason this project is happening. And I don’t think it’s a sure bet that it will actually happen. They are still millions short for the project and I wouldn’t put money on the projected October start. Not to mention the millions required to gut the M & T building and turn it into a boutique hotel. Yeah, right.


  3. March 06, 2020 at 10:39 am, Mark said:

    Gee, I hope they paid this guy with tens of thousands of our tax dollars for his pep talk like these morons usually do!! smh


  4. March 06, 2020 at 11:32 am, Brian said:

    We have young families moving to the area my problem is one of the members is usually in one of the prisons


    • March 07, 2020 at 3:58 am, Mark said:

      > That’s a common local myth supported by NO FACTUAL evidence. Just typical local racist crap-blame the N–gers for OUR PROBLEMS.


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