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Charm City is among the ‘Best Places to Live for Tech Entrepreneurs’

At the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore's annual meeting, leaders talked about how to spread that message.

Baltimore was among the cities called one of the “Best Places to Live for Tech Entrepreneurs” in a new report issued last week.
In its ranking, TechInsurance said the city is “noticeably improving” and groups it among “Best Places for People Who Love a Comeback Story.” The other cities included there are Oakland, Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
It’s exactly the kind of ranking that the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore likes to point out about the city. The full list was on display last week on big screens at the EAGB’s Annual Meeting at the Marriott Waterfront.
The event also featured the announcement from officials that Morgan Stanley is set to add 800 jobs in Baltimore. Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill added more than a dash of his enthusiasm.


During another segment, Tradepoint Atlantic CEO Michael Moore talked about the future of the Sparrows Point site that formerly housed Bethlehem Steel, and Sagamore Development EVP Steven Siegel talked about the Kevin Plank-backed effort to redevelop Port Covington.


Alongside talk of the refiring of economic engines and creation of new jobs, the two representatives of this transformation talked about why they want to be here. For his part, Moore said Baltimore is undervalued compared with other cities relative to its potential. That’s a sentiment echoed in a new public radio feature EAGB is backing called “Why Baltimore.”
The narrative is being created, and Siegel, of Sagamore, believes there can be more effort to communicate it nationally.
“There are a lot of groups and individuals and organizations that have been trying to organize that effort in the city,” Siegel said. “One of the things I want to do is aggregate that effort, and figure out how we can use our team, which is an amazing world-class team, to market the city nationally, and really show everybody all of the statistics that [EAGB] put up on the board.

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