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BDC Recognized Among The Movers And Shakers

BDC’s own, Business Development Specialist, Karina Mandell was recognized in’s RealLIST Connectors 2024! 20 luminaries keeping Baltimore innovators well connected. These organizers, facilitators, movers and shakers nurture the synapses that power Charm City’s tech and startup community. Read about her work and her connector counterparts here on



"That’s our primary mission – to see investment across the city, not just in downtown, but in neighborhoods. And we want to make sure that the economic growth that happens in Baltimore city is something that benefits all Baltimoreans,” Tarbert explained, read about the conversation here on TEDCO's website or watch here.


BDC Recommends The City Sell 7 East Redwood

The agency’s Board of Directors voted to recommend to Mayor Brandon Scott that the city move ahead with plans to sell the 21-story building. The 184,000-square-foot building dates from 1924, that it originally served as headquarters for First National Bank in Baltimore, and that the city acquired it from Legg Mason. “This building isn’t only gorgeous – it’s a canvas for innovation in our thriving cityscape,” said BDC Executive Vice President, Kim Clark. Read about it in Baltimore Fishbowl's coverage.


Made In Baltimore Store Featured Live on FOX 45 and WJZ!

Discover unique products and support local artisans at the Made In Baltimore Store at Harborplace. This month the MIB Store at Harborplace was featured in four different live segments on Fox 45 and WJZ. Click here to see one of MIB's certified businesses, Earth Elements Soapworks by Kellie Martin on WJZ.


Harborplace heading to the desk of Mayor Brandon Scott

"...The project has followed atypical process for large projects that has also included a more “robust” public engagement element." says Colin Tarbert, CEO and President of BDC, as the the Harborplace legislative package is heading to the desk of Mayor Brandon Scott. Read about the recent City Council approvals in the Baltimore Banner.



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