(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E741-E742]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                           HON. PHIL GINGREY

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. GINGREY of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), which is celebrating 
25 years of fostering economic growth in Cobb County, Georgia.
   First known as ``Cobb County CID,'' Cumberland CID was launched in 
1988 as the first program of its kind in the State of Georgia. Since 
then, the Cumberland economy has grown into one of the largest economic 
engines in the state, attracting companies like The Home Depot, GE 
Energy, Travelport, and many more. Because of their efforts, the 
Cumberland market now totals an estimated five percent of Georgia's 
overall economy, and has brought tens of thousands of jobs to Cobb 
   Not only has the Cumberland CID been critical to economic growth, 
but it represents hundreds of millions of dollars in state 
infrastructure project investments. Over the next 30 years, Cumberland 
CID will underscore their commitment to Georgia's economic future by 
investing $133 million in community improvement projects.
   Mr. Speaker, I extend my thanks to the hard-working people who make 
up the Cumberland CID, and who have played such an important leadership 
role in making Cobb County's economy flourish. On behalf of Georgia's 
11th district, congratulations to Cumberland CID on 25 years of 
success, and here's to 25 more.

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