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.
MIB Goes To HTX

MIB Goes To HTX

In the first week of November, MIB Executive Director Andy Cook and Program Manager Brian Seymore travelled to Houston, TX for the annual Urban Manufacturing Alliance Gathering.  The first in-person gathering of its kind since 2019, UMA's convening brought together ...

2022 Made In Baltimore Lookbook!

2022 Made In Baltimore Lookbook!

Made In Baltimore is excited to release our 2022 Lookbook! This year's edition, our third, features hundreds of locally-made products and stories of the creative entrepreneurs behind them. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for the holidays, seeking a local...