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Foundation encourages private sector to match support for summer jobs

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

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Legislative Session Overview

My administration has used the challenges our city faces to guide us toward innovation. Thanks to the General Assembly’s pledged $290 million aid package, we will be able to extend critical resources to key growth areas ranging from blight elimination to libraries to so much more. 

Baltimore's New Front Door

Site Selection, March 2016: The magazine of corporate real estate strategy and economic development.


The full article is available via this link to Site Selection (starting on page 208).

In a 2014 op-ed piece in The Baltimore Sun, then Maryland Secretary of Planning, Richard Eberhart Hall wrote, "Redevelopment provides environmental benefits by reinvesting in buildings and infrastructure, focusing growth where services exist rather than creating new developments on tracts far from population centers. People know it when they see it: downtowns bustling with activities and special events, a variety of housing types near places of employment, wide sidewalks that beckon to pedestrians and well-tended storefronts."

Bill Cole, CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), loves to tell the Baltimore story.

"We're the 4th fastest growing millennial population in the US and we have the 8th largest millennial population overall. You add in Under Armour, you add in John's Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and two rapidly growing bio-parks and all of a suddent you have this young vibrant workforce.

Of the 25 largest metros, in the past 5 years greater Baltimore has experienced the 3rd fastest growth of education degrees, 4th fastest growth of science and engineering degrees, and 5th fastest growth of business degrees amount 25 to 39 year olds.

Greater Baltimore has increased startup activity by 7.4% since 2010 compared to 3.1% nationwide.


Creating a Greener, Healthier City

We have worked diligently to pass legislation that would provide more funding for recreation and parks. A Bill we worked on was ultimately amended onto another, HB 462, and on Monday we celebrated a major victory when that piece of legislation was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. The City will ultimately receive $6 million annually for Recreation and Parks. These funds can be used to realize my vision to build high quality recreation facilities, create better programming and better upkeep our parks.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Commends Transportation Secretary Foxx's Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative

U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and his Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors commends U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for his leadership in focusing public attention on how past investment decisions have harmed low-income families and neighborhoods -- people and places that too often have been asked to carry disproportionate burdens in the siting of major transportation facilities.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Leads List of “25 Mayors That Have Mastered Twitter"

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was #1 among “The Tweet Elite,” a list of 25 mayors that have mastered Twitter. Released today, the study looks at the use of Twitter by mayors from the 250 largest U.S. cities. Development Counsellors International, a leading firm specialized in marketing places, prepared the report.

Inspired to Inspire: Champions & Visionaries

Every year I celebrate Women’s History Month in March. One of my personal programs is titled Inspired to Inspire. This year’s theme is Champions & Visionaries. We reached out to the city and encouraged men and women, young and old, to write an essay about the woman or women who inspire them most.

I was delighted to receive numerous essays written from the heart about women from all over the city, with varying backgrounds and cultural histories. Each one was an inspiration in its own right.

Women's History Month Inspired to Inspire

Información sobre multas de estacionamiento en la Ciudad de Baltimore

Nuestra oficina de servicio al cliente recibe varias llamadas relacionadas con multas de estacionamiento. A continuación les ofrezco información y sugerencias para evitar estas multas a futuro, además de información relacionada con el proceso de pagos de multas y demás.

Common, Angie Stone to headline 2016 African American Festival in Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun

Rapper-actor Common will perform at the 40th annual African American Festival in Baltimore this year. 


Questar Properties embarks on its 44-story 'magnum opus' in Inner Harbor

The Baltimor Sun

City and business leaders gather for a groundbreaking ceremony for a 44-story luxury tower at the Inner Harbor that was once the home of McCormick & Co. spice factory.