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.
Updates from Home-Run Accelerator

Updates from Home-Run Accelerator

Kick-Off Weekend at Lake Roland The Home-Run Accelerator is Made In Baltimore's first accelerator program, specially designed for home-based entrepreneurs ready to scale up into commercial production space.  We kicked-off the program in May 2021 with an orientation...

Evening in the Garden with MIB: Image Gallery

Evening in the Garden with MIB: Image Gallery

Views from the Garden When the Made In Baltimore community convened at the Ivy Bookshop on Saturday July 10th, there was a lot to celebrate: the release of Ilana Preuss' new book Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing (available for...

Stronger Together: Featuring Asé Designs

Stronger Together: Featuring Asé Designs

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...

Stronger Together: Featuring DENT Education

Stronger Together: Featuring DENT Education

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...

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...