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With Rawlings-Blake bowing out, business looks for its candidate

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exits a news conference after announcing she will not seek re-election next year, Friday, in Baltimore.   Rawlings-Blake said she believes she could have won re-election, pointing to her work on the city’s budget and pension system. However, she said, not seeking re-election was the best decision for the city and for her family.  (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

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

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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

Fernando and Alvaro Rubin, brothers and owners of Ted's Music store on East Center Street in Baltimore, stand in the front entrance of their store that was broken into during last Monday's riots. With their father Rudy standing in the background. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

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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