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Cumberland business owners concern with potential loss of revenue from construction

March 3rd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

With construction set to begin next month, one of the major concerns expressed by business owners in downtown Cumberland centers on how to deal with the potential loss of revenue that may result. The 18 month project is expected to create general  disruptions, possible delays, road closures and accessibility limitations. Those are all issues that could lead to fewer customers and thus less business. More than a few business owner have asked if there will be grants available to cover any losses. Matt Miller, executive director of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, said the organization will look into that possibility but given that there are no firm numbers known at this time, it could prove challenging…