Choose Cumberland The Cumberland area welcomes ambition and sustainable growth. Carlisle - a growing city As the capital of Cumbria and the Borderlands, the City of Carlisle is bursting with opportunity, uniquely positioned to lead the way in unleashing the full economic potential of our entire region, for the benefit of the wider UK. Multi-million pound business schemes Cumberland has secured huge amounts of investment into our area. Energy Coast Nuclear is a significant part of our economy and our community but we have so much more to offer. Be part of WeAreCumberland We believe in business and want to help you make your dreams into reality, expand your company, or invest here. Aspatria Facelift Grant Scheme Cumberland Council is offering grant funding to help shop and homeowners, tenants and landlords to improve the external appearance of their premises.