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Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away

Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away

Baltimore City’s first manufacturing forum took place on Oct. 7 in the Hilton, a deluxe hotel the city spent $300 million to build, which has lost about $50 million since its 2008 opening.  Caron Brace, the Mayor’s press secretary, and Joanne Logan, who does the same job for the Baltimore Development Corporation, were seated at a table outside the main hall where a keynote panel was about to discuss Baltimore’s burgeoning constellation of small high-tech incubators and “maker spaces.” In celebration of the city’s potential as a center of manufacturing, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave a speech, saying we “have everything we need in...

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