"In thriving cities, shift happens," Downtown Partnership President Shelonda Stokes told local business leaders and city officials
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will work to strengthen the appeal of the city's central business district amid a recent wave of corporate departures to newer developments east of the Inner Harbor.
"In thriving cities, shift happens," Downtown Partnership President Shelonda Stokes told local business leaders and city officials gathered Tuesday night for the organization's annual meeting at One Charles Center Plaza. "There's been a shift: businesses are going to the east, [to] Harbor East, Harbor Point, Port Covington, and all of that is OK. They're staying in the city, which is great, but we have to protect the core, as well.”
To that end, Stokes announced a new campaign, Double Down on Downtown, that is aimed at encouraging businesses to stay. She hopes to attract new businesses, too.
"We know that we need to create a sense of place for downtown," she said. Read more.
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