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Economic Development


Cumberland, Maryland -
The Location You Want

In today’s world, containing costs while growing your business can mean the difference between success or failure. And in today’s market, cost containment can be a challenge for the most savvy management team.

Easy access to clients and customers is a must. But so is an affordable location.
If you're facing the daunting challenge of finding both access and affordability, you can end your search now. In Cumberland, Maryland, you have both.

Quality Of Life For You,
Your Family And Your Employees

Safe streets, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, good schools - all things you want for your family. In Cumberland, you have them and more, just a few minutes from where you work. No commute to speak of. The convenience of living where you work gives you more time with your family, and more time to grow your business.


Doing Business The Easy Way
Like most other cities today, Cumberland has a host of Internet servers to choose from when setting up home or office.  Local companies benefit from a mid-Atlantic fiber optic network that provides state-of-the-art, high speed Internet access and transmissions. 

 The Other Good News
Cumberland is also a designated HUB Zone which means that businesses locating in town are given preferential treatment in bidding on contracts for work with the federal government.

Need Some Incentive?
When it comes to recruitment, Cumberland and Allegany County are serious about wanting your business.  Large or small, the City has a variety of incentives that can help your business locate here. Cumberland is part of the largest Enterprise Zone in the State of Maryland.  Historic Tax Credits and a Lenders Loan Pool make locating in the Central Business District very appealing. From One Maryland, to Micro-enterprise Programs, to a Business Resource Center, Cumberland has the resources your business needs to be successful. For more information about these and other Business Development Incentives, please contact the City's Economic Development Office located at Cumberland's City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street, at (301) 722-4156 or e-mail