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|About Baltimore Main Streets|
Welcome to Baltimore Main Streets! Baltimore Main Streets is an approach to commercial revitalization introduced by the Mayor's Office in 2000. Baltimore Main Streets uses a model developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Center, which has been implemented in over 1,500 communities since 1980. In developing this strategy, Baltimore Main Streets uses the Main Street Four-Point Approach in working with each designated neighborhood business district. The four points are Design, Organization, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.
Baltimore Main Streets is the central coordinating entity for the entire Baltimore Main Streets network. Working closely with Baltimore Main Streets, each designated community structures their own local Main Street organization. This may be a new organization or an extension of an existing merchant or community organization.
Baltimore Main Streets is a great place to do business! Baltimore Main Streets provides customized support and public resources to designated neighborhood business districts. Each Main Street organization works on a comprehensive strategy tailored to local needs and opportunities. This public-private partnership effectively leverages private investment and confidence in the commercial real estate market, and spurs economic activity in areas that were thought to be beyond repair. Our track record proves that this model is helping to stabilize Baltimore's neighborhood business districts.
|The Baltimore Development Corporation|
Baltimore Main Streets is part of the City of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), which is a 501(c)(3) corporation contracted with the City of Baltimore to provide economic development services. With a mission to retain and expand existing employers and attract new ones, we work collaboratively within City government, and with private partners, to deliver services that will help your business grow.
Our economic development and service expertise covers a broad range of activities. We are a liaison between business owners and City agencies advocating for the interests of our employers. We work with business owners to shepherd private development projects through public processes saving time and mitigating expense. We are even developers, facilitating the reuse of publicly owned property for new and expanding businesses.
Our job is to insure that Baltimore is meeting the needs of its business community, to the greatest extent possible, everyday.
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