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.
The Mak(erspace)ing of A Window Display

The Mak(erspace)ing of A Window Display

For Made In Baltimore's 2023 Holiday Store at Harborplace, we knew we had to do something special.  The location boasts a window display space unlike any we've ever had in past pop-ups; how could we make it really shine? To do this, we turned to the creative talent...

Apply Now for the 2023 Home-Run Accelerator!

Apply Now for the 2023 Home-Run Accelerator!

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

Why I buy local in Baltimore

Why I buy local in Baltimore

By Andy Cook For The Baltimore Sun Nov 23, 2022    In the spring of 2009, I picked up my camera, left Baltimore, and set out on a two-month road trip to document the impact of the recession on everyday Americans. As I drove a clockwise loop around the country, I...

Baltimore City Expands Zoning for Makers

Baltimore City Expands Zoning for Makers

At the end of December, Mayor Brandon Scott signed into law City Council Bill 21-0113, which greatly expands the available real estate for makers in Baltimore City.  Specifically, the bill makes the uses Food Processing: Light and Art Studio: Industrial permitted uses...