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With Rawlings-Blake bowing out, business looks for its candidate (access required)

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s unexpected announcement that she’s not seeking re-election caught business leaders off guard, but some are now wondering if that decision presents an opportunity to get behind a candidate sympathetic to their needs. At times, the relationship ...

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Baltimore officials emphasize business recovery efforts (access required)

Baltimore officials touted the city’s efforts to help businesses recover in the aftermath of last month’s riots. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Development Corp. President William Cole held a news conference Tuesday at the Southeast Anchor Library of the Enoch ...

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Recovery program reaches more than 200 Baltimore businesses (access required)

The Baltimore Development Corp. has been in touch with about 200 businesses impacted by last week's riot through its recovery program so far. The Baltimore Business Recovery Initiative was launched by the corporation last week, and it sets up each impacted business with a case worker to help shepherd them through the recovery process. William Cole, president and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corp., said so far they've established a list of about 235 impacted businesses as of yesterday afternoon that could still grow. "So, it's really anything you can think of to help businesses get back open without sending them to five or six entities. We're going to managed that process for them to make it as seamless as possible," Cole said.

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