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Double Down on Downtown campaign seeks to attract businesses to downtown core

Oct. 20, 2021 6:00 pm

Double Down on Downtown campaign seeks to attract businesses to downtown core

With pandemic shifts leading to longtime busineses moving out, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore launched a new campaign to attract and retain companies.
Seeking the future of Baltimore? Look to entrepreneurs

Oct. 6, 2021 9:59 am

Seeking the future of Baltimore? Look to entrepreneurs

"We see how much local brain power and creativity there is, in our schools, incubators, companies, and in our streets. Let’s nurture that – proudly," writes Murray Dalziel, dean of the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business.
UMBC is leading a new institute using data science to understand climate change

Oct. 1, 2021 1:29 pm

UMBC is leading a new institute using data science to understand climate change

UMBC professor Maryam Rahnemoonfar is leading work to analyze data on melting polar ice, and what it means for sea-level rise. Called iHARP, the institute received a $13 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Newly purchased software tool will track and map Baltimore’s City-owned property

Sep. 27, 2021 6:04 pm

Newly purchased software tool will track and map Baltimore’s City-owned property

With a contract for the software, called Slate, the City's housing and real estate departments are looking to streamline processes and create a more user friendly interface for residents and customers that purchase property.
Redevelopment in neighboring cities offers lessons for Baltimore. Can it apply them?

Sep. 22, 2021 1:56 pm

Redevelopment in neighboring cities offers lessons for Baltimore. Can it apply them?

Baltimore is an outlier on population trends. Can the city also approach changing neighborhoods differently?
How would you spend $641M? Here are 4 big ideas to improve Baltimore

Sep. 21, 2021 4:20 pm

How would you spend $641M? Here are 4 big ideas to improve Baltimore

With Baltimore City set to receive hundreds of millions in federal aid, residents told us how they'd spend the money. The answers focused around schools, transportation and housing.
Maryland wants to ease US entry for South Korean startups

Sep. 21, 2021 3:01 pm

Maryland wants to ease US entry for South Korean startups

The agreement between top state leaders and the Korea SMEs and Startups Agency is looking to offer Korean startups a landing point in Maryland.
Interested in the city’s economic future? Check out the BDC’s ‘Baltimore Together’ plan

Sep. 15, 2021 3:14 pm

Interested in the city’s economic future? Check out the BDC’s ‘Baltimore Together’ plan

The Baltimore Development Corporation oriented the five-year plan around inclusive growth, and the innovation economy gets plenty of attention. It's open for public comment until Sept. 30.
Broadband and small businesses are among Baltimore’s priorities for $641 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Sep. 13, 2021 5:50 pm

Broadband and small businesses are among Baltimore’s priorities for $641 million in American Rescue Plan funding

Alongside City programs, Mayor Brandon Scott said Monday that his administration intends to distribute federal relief funds to community organizations.
The Look Ahead: Seema Iyer, head of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

Aug. 23, 2021 1:30 pm

The Look Ahead: Seema Iyer, head of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Iyer discusses the data trends she's seen that indicate the health of Baltimore as a city and the advent of data governance, from O'Malley to Scott.

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