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Bmore Focus Areas

Arts and Culture

When it comes to the arts and culture, Baltimore has a long and rich history. The city's involvement in the arts stretches back almost to its founding. Anchored by arts districts in Highlandtown and Station North and constantly fed by an influx of students from the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Peabody Institute, the artistic community in Baltimore is thriving.read on…

BRAC & Defense

The federally mandated Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) puts Baltimore at the center of an economic region expected to grow by at more than 50,000 jobs in the next few years. Mid-distance between Fort Meade in Ann Arundel County and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, the influx of new military personnel, their families and military contractors, the city will experience both the financial, cultural, logistical benefits and challenges of welcoming the many new residents and businesses that will move to the Greater Baltimore Area.read on…

Diversity

As a port city, Baltimore has always had a diverse population, as the home of deeply rooted African-American, Chinese, Greek, Polish, Italian, Catholic and Jewish communities, just to name a few. These groups helped give the city its renowned charm. Recent years have seen the demographics in many neighborhoods shift to include Hispanic, Korean, and Ethiopian communities. And while city residents have historically stayed in their neighborhoods or fields of work, a variety of social entrepreneurship groups including Open Society Institute-Baltimore and events such as BarCamp Baltimore aim to forge a greater understanding and sense of community in Baltimore. read on…

Emerging Technologies

Inventors and innovators are a bubbling cauldron of possibility as they create new technologies to improve the way we live and work. From biotechnology to information technology and video games, intrepid creators at companies such as Blue Sky Factory, Mindgrub.com and Mind Over Machines are part of Baltimore's thriving community busily developing the world's next great thing.read on…

Entrepreneurship

Nearly every large company has one thing in common at one time it was no more than an idea in one person's head. Cities and nations are built on the backs of enterprising souls eager to own a business of their own. Baltimore has its fair share of big name entrepreneurs such as the late Reginald F. Lewis and Under Armour's Kevin Plank, but the city also has a wealth of small business owners living their dream as bakers, biotech developers, booksellers, filmmakers, real estate developers, restaurateurs, and more.read on…

Healthcare

World-class facilities at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center lead the way for what has become a bedrock of the Baltimore economy and a major resource for the Baltimore community. Adding to the city's reputation as a healthcare destination are Mercy Medical Center, Union Memorial Hospital and a host of other hospitals operating at the cutting edge of healthcare in the Baltimore area.read on…

High Technology

Driven by Baltimore's close proximity to D.C. and with companies like Lockheed Martin in the city's backyard, the high tech sector is an important engine in the local economy. Aerospace tech, biosciences, biotech, information technology and communications are major areas of growth due to the area's thriving government contractors and subcontractors.read on…

Higher Education

We've got Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Goucher College, Loyola University and the University of Baltimore. Their graduates provide businesses and the city with a steady stream of talented people with fresh, new ideas.read on…

Life Sciences

As a hub of healthcare with world-renowned hospitals and medical facilities, Baltimore also attracts entrepreneurs eager to make their mark in biotechnology, biopharma, biodefense and other life sciences. Leading the way is the University of Maryland, Baltimore's BioPark where life science companies and specialized research centers from startups and early stage to mature bioscience companies find a home.read on…

Medical Research and Innovation

Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center with their medical, dental, and nursing schools, along with the plethora of other high-quality medical centers in Baltimore have proven a strong draw for companies seeking to profit from discovering the next medical breakthrough. read on…

Philanthropy

It's been said that the way to judge a society is by its treatment of its less fortunate citizens. Baltimore is fortunate to have several major and many community-based organizations such as The Abell Foundation and Baltimore Community Foundation, whose mission is to help its citizens improve their lives and by doing so enrich and uplift the city as a whole.read on…

Reuse / Rebuild

Just because a space has been abandoned does not mean it is no longer useful. Entrepreneurs, artists, city officials, activists and neighbors, with the right amount of ambition and innovation, can take vacant spaces and turn them into opportunities. By transforming what we already have into sustainable properties, we revitalize neighborhoods and stimulate local economies.
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Sustainability

Green is the word. Baltimore already has alternative heating oil, green spaces, hybrid buses and green buildings, and sustainability advocates are pushing for more green businesses and ideas. read on…


Transportation

As an increasing number of residents commute between Baltimore and D.C., and with BRAC set to put tens of thousands of additional drivers and commuters into the mix, the challenge of maintaining, improving, and creating new transportation options has become a focus of the Baltimore economy.read on…

Venture Capital

A great idea is nothing more than that without the funding to manufacture it and bring it to the market. Venture capital firms have helped give fledgling entrepreneurs the financial backing necessary to make a brilliant idea a reality. read on…
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