When it’s time to talk about Baltimore’s economic revival, the conversation often starts with the big. Take the proposed redevelopment of Harborplace, the ongoing efforts at Baltimore Peninsula and the continued growth of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore: big buildings, big cranes, and big stacks of cargo containers like pancakes on a dinner plate (mmm, pancakes). These things are identifiable, often controversial and any one of them may involve hundreds of new jobs — a veritable buffet spread of economic opportunity. (And who doesn’t like a good buffet?) Yet too easily ignored may be another potential driver of opportunity that’s on the smaller side, the small business side.
Baltimore’s economic revival can start with a table for two (or more)
January 26, 2024