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93 percent of riot-damaged businesses open again, BDC says (access required)

Six months after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, nearly all of the businesses damaged during the unrest have reopened. The Baltimore Development Corp. (BDC) reported Tuesday that 93 percent of the more than 400 businesses that ...

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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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