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Baltimore mayor cuts two dozen small business fees

By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday she is reducing or eliminating dozens of fees that small businesses have complained about for years — including charges on installing outdoor security cameras, lights and bike racks. “This is a critical small business initiative,” said William H. Cole IV, president of the …

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Inner Harbor site discussed for new arena

by Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun – Two of Baltimore’s most prominent developers want to build an arena on piers in the Inner Harbor, a new idea that has revived perennial debate about how to replace the aging arena on the city’s west side. The proposal to locate a 15,000-seat venue on piers 5 and …

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Demolition planned for former Acme site in West Baltimore

By Natalie Sherman, Baltimore Sun – The city has set aside nearly half a million dollars to tear down a crumbling building on property it purchased in west Baltimore about 10 years ago in an effort to spur revitalization in the area, officials said. Safety concerns – not development plans – triggered the push to …

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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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