Made In Baltimore and Baltimore Development Corporation are honored to be recognized by the Maryland Economic Development Association for our Local PPE Initiative, a project we undertook in 2020 to help local makers scale up production of PPE for our first responders. Through this initiative, we deployed $550,000 in small grants and procurement contracts to Baltimore City manufacturers, to help them pivot to PPE production, and to source needed equipment for city employees.  This work not only helped prevent nearly 60 layoffs as our economy ground to a halt in spring of 2020, but also helped create over 75 temporary jobs, 34 of which have become permanent positions.
While we are honored to accept the recognition for our role in this effort, we want to emphasize the heroism displayed by our members, who kept their doors open, their staff employed, and our first-responders safe.  Watch this video for some of their stories.
Stronger Together: Featuring Taharka Brothers

Stronger Together: Featuring Taharka Brothers

Stronger Together is a series of entrepreneur profiles created by Baltimore Small for Made In Baltimore. Each profile tells a story of innovation and collaboration in the face of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This story first appeared in Bmore...

Apply Now for the Home-Run Accelerator!

Apply Now for the Home-Run Accelerator!

Made In Baltimore’s Home-Run Accelerator is a 5-month small business development program designed to help home-based entrepreneurs scale up and out into commercial production space. The program is specifically tailored for product-based businesses that are currently...