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  • New direction for BDC [Editorial]

    New direction for BDC  [Editorial]
    Whatever the reason for Brenda McKenzie's decision to leave as head of the Baltimore Development Corporation after just two years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a shrewd move by recruiting City Councilman William H. Cole IV to take her place. Ms. McKenzie never fully gelled with the downtown business community that has traditionally been the BDC's chief constituency, but Mr. Cole, who has represented the central business district for two terms on the council, has immediate credibility in that area. His presence will instantly calm any tensions, and he will have some standing to referee the ongoing tug-of-war between Baltimore's traditional downtown and the burgeoning Harbor East area.
  • New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue

    New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue
    The first opportunity that motorists traveling east on Interstate 4 have to enter Winter Park, Amy Bradbury noted, is from he exit at Fairbanks Avenue. That means this commercial corridor is often the first impression that people have of the city when...

    Incentives adding up for business coming to Fort Monroe

    Incentives adding up for business coming to Fort Monroe
    A company promising to create nearly 600 jobs on Fort Monroe may receive more than $1 million in tax incentives from the city of Hampton, the Fort Monroe Authority and the state. With a $300,000 Governor's Opportunity Fund grant already in hand,...

    Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC

    Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city. The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie...

    Cole's record on development draws praise and concern

    Cole's record on development draws praise and concern
    In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development. That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...