Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to convince 10,000 new families to move into Baltimore city by 2020. It’s an ambitious feat given that Baltimore achieved a net gain in population of about 1,000 in 2012, the first time in years U.S. Census estimates had shown the city gaining people.
Rawlings-Blake headlined a morning discussion, called Redefining Rust Belt, including participants from Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Detroit. Her speech highlighted ways Baltimore can attract 10,000 new families by 2020, which include a $20 to $25 million renovation of Lexington Market.
With a few improvements — such as the Lexington Market project — Rawlings-Blake said Baltimore could be poised to attract new residents from places like Washington, D.C.
Her comments were part of an event organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.-30-
Here’s where 2020 Baltimore mayoral candidates stand on tech and entrepreneurship issues
Baltimore’s summer youth jobs program is getting ready for remote work
Against pandemic downturn, Mayor Young’s budget proposal seeks to keep funding for youth, IT initiatives
Baltimore’s new $5.5M fund aims to help small businesses reopen and redesign public spaces
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore