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Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is a non-profit organization, which serves as the economic development agency for the City of Baltimore. Our mission is to retain and expand existing businesses, support cultural resources, and attract new opportunities that spur economic growth and help create jobs. BDC serves as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in opening, expanding or relocating a business in Baltimore City.

Resources in Baltimore

Coworking
BeehiveBaltimore

The ETC’s Beehive provides a fully equipped coworking office space for companies in an open environment at reasonable rates. In other words, it’s an innovative community in which like-minded business …

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Incubator
IncubateBaltimore

Our goal with the Incubation Program is to provide member companies with the resources they need — access to seed capital, mentors, potential partners, a collaborative community, etcetera — to transfo…

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Funding
FIG program

The Baltimore Development Corporation has a city-wide Façade Improvement Grant program (FIG), which provides funds to businesses for exterior improvements. The grants are to be used to enhance the app…

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Funding
Baltimore Micro Loan Fund

The Baltimore Micro Loan Fund provides existing and start-up small businesses with financing for working capital, furniture, fixtures, machinery, and equipment. …

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Revolving Loan Funds

BDC’s Revolving Loan Funds may be used for acquisition and improvement of land, facilities and equipment, including demolition, site preparation, renovation and new construction. These loans are for u…

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Funding
City Bonds

City Bond funds are generally restricted to capital projects, which may include bricks and mortar, improvements, equipment purchases, or other real estate related projects. These loans cannot exceed 3…

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Funding
The Baltimore Fund

Goal: Locate and develop companies affiliated with Maryland Public Higher Education Institutions (PHEI) in Baltimore City.Initiatives:1. Provide rent subsidies to early-stage companies affiliated w…

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Mentorship
City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Center

The Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), an initiative of the BDC, cultivates and supports the growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baltimore City through technical assist…

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At a Glance
Private Non-Profit

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is a non-profit organization, which serves as the economic development agency for the City of Baltimore. Our mission is to retain and expand existing busine…

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Funding, Coworking, Incubator
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36 S. Charles St. Suite 2100, Baltimore, MD 21201

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