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Nov. 10, 2017 10:34 am

Hear about the State of Downtown Tech at this event

The Downtown Partnership is releasing a new report on tech's economic impact in the area on Nov. 15 with a panel discussion and networking night.

A look down Pratt Street, with R2i on the left.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is set to take a close look at the tech community’s impact on the city’s densest business district area next week. The organization is also providing some take-home material.

The “State of Downtown Tech” event is set to be held Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 307 W. Baltimore St.

At the event, Downtown Partnership will release its first-ever Downtown Tech Report, which is designed to provide “a comprehensive look at the economic impact that tech and innovation sectors have on our city including employment, tax revenue, and real estate.”

The event will also feature a panel of speakers from the tech community, including:

    • Delali Dzirasa, CEO of Spark Baltimore–based dev firm Fearless.
    • Deb Tillett, President of Emerging Technology Centers.
    • David Carberry, CEO of Enradius, a downtown agency specializing in geotargeted advertising.
    • Shelonda Stokes, CEO of Spark Baltimore-based greiBO Media.

VR company HighRock will be onhand, as well.

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The area has seen a new crop of startups in recent years. Downtown Partnership provides grants to tech companies relocating to the area, which we covered in 2015. The org has also created a map of downtown tech firms in connection with Baltimore Innovation Week.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Technical.ly Baltimore and Technical.ly DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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