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New BDC plan calls for more small-business incentives

By Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Sun – New Baltimore Development Corp. president William H. Cole IV wants to increase incentives for small and midsize businesses by $4 million annually, boost small city loans for start-up firms by $500,000, and attract 13 international companies to the city. Those are among the goals laid out in a 54-page …

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Plank says city must lose ‘chip on our shoulder’

by Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun – On sunny days, the harbor sparkles as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank looks out from his Tide Point corner office. Across the water, he can see Canton and Fells Point, where his development firm is turning Recreation Pier into a 128-room hotel. Plank wants Baltimore to see itself …

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City sees jump in young, college-educated residents

By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun – It’s difficult for longtime Baltimoreans to say when exactly the young college graduates started moving into the neighborhoods clustered around downtown. But at some point they were everywhere, some 25,000 of them, toasting at bars, forming kickball leagues and jamming the free Circulator buses. “These things take a …

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BDC considers EBDI, west side projects

By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun – The Baltimore Development Corp. voted unanimously in a closed session Thursday to start exclusive negotiations with a developer seeking to build market-rate apartments on two city-owned sites on Mulberry Street. The GMP Development Enterprises LLC plans call for 63 apartments, some retail space and 30 parking spaces, BDC …

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Baltimore’s renaissance

By Martin Millspaugh, The Baltimore Sun – Judging from the reported rush of developers to produce new apartments and the surge of office and hotel construction, Baltimore is seeing what looks like a new renaissance — fueled by two generations of urban dwellers who have come on the scene since the renaissance of 1960-80, when …

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