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Top 5: ‘…it is a marquee company in Baltimore’

Under Armour is looking to expand its Tide Point complex, and its looking to the city for TIF bonds to help. The talks continue on a merger between University of Maryland's College Park and Baltimore campuses. Those stories and more in this week's business top 5. 1. St. Joseph Medical Center seeks ’strategic relationship’ - by Daily Record Staff St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson has issued a request for proposals to “a select group of Maryland health care systems,” asking for written responses within 30 days on establishing a “strategic relationship” with the 263-bed hospital. Such an arrangement, St. Joseph officials said in a release, would “enhance the quality of care and breadth of services to the people and communities that” both parties serve. The release did not identify the health care systems invited to participate. 2. Under Armour wants TIF for HQ expansion - by Melody Simmons The Baltimore City Council is expected to consider a request by Under Armour Inc. for tax increment financing bonds to fund a portion of the company’s massive expansion at Locust Point’s Tide Point complex. The sportswear giant would use the TIF bonds to install a public greenway path near the waterfront connecting Locust Point with Fort McHenry as well as to upgrade the pier, bulkhead and promenade at Tide Point to dock large clipper ships for the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 next summer, said Shawn King, director of campus development at Under Armour.

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