Growing Economy

Innovation Districts

Baltimore is recognized as one of the global cities where innovation districts are emerging. The districts are identified as being different than the likes of Silicon Valley, which is in a suburban sector, somewhat isolated and without the benefits a city provides such as greater access to mixed-use housing, diverse retail, and other work environs. 

Forbes ranks Baltimore 8th on its list of America’s Most Wired Cities for internet broadband adoption and the availability of public wireless hot spots. The magazine ranks Baltimore 6th on its list of best cities for tech jobs. 

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Announces Enhancements to Baltimore Sister Cities Program

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to restructure the Baltimore Sister Cities Program, aiming to expand the program’s focus on developing significant opportunities for economic partnerships, more cultural and educational exchanges, and health and environmental initiatives.

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Open for Business

In order to grow a city, you have to attract new residents and new businesses—while giving those already here more reasons to stay.

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