2020 MIB MEMBER STATS
We support makers and manufacturers in Baltimore City. Our mission is simple: Encourage investment in Baltimore’s economy by growing the market for locally-made goods and supporting the people who make them.
At the heart of our program is a strong community of manufacturers, retailers and maker spaces working together to create and promote locally-made products. Our growing network of over 200 product-based businesses ranges from home-based maker to large scale manufacturer. See the award-winning products they make in our business directory .
We provide support services to our business network. From our retail concepts featuring local product lines, free business development workshops and resources, robust print and media campaigns, connections with large institutions and universities, and ongoing work to advance policy for urban manufacturing, Made In Baltimore is working constantly to elevate makers and manufacturers in the city of Baltimore.
Jobs Supported This Year
Why We Support Shopping Local
We amplify the stories of Baltimore’s makers and celebrate our city’s long history as a prominent manufacturing hub. Not only does shopping locally provide a direct investment in the very character and spirit of Baltimore City, it also circulates more dollars in the local economy, creating economic growth opportunities for small businesses. As these businesses grow, they create living-wage jobs for more Baltimore residents, and help re-populate our historic main streets and manufacturing centers.
Andy Cook is the founder and Executive Director of Made In Baltimore. After a decade spent telling stories of progress and innovation as a photojournalist in Baltimore and New Orleans, Andy shifted focus to pursue a career in urban planning. As an Environmental Planner at the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Andy helped launch Waste-To-Wealth, a program capturing economic value from sustainable waste diversion. Baltimore City Rec & Parks’ Camp Small Zero Waste Initiative, Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ Grow Centers, and Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s Food Waste Initiative are all programs Andy piloted during that time.
A native of Baltimore County, Andy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union, and a Master of City Planning from MIT. In 2018 he was recognized as one of Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. He lives in the Remington neighborhood.
andy @ madeinbaltimore.org
Brian Seymore is an artist and consultant from West Baltimore who has spent his career advocating for the independence and economic engagement of fellow artist,makers and designers in Baltimore City. As Program Manager for Made In Baltimore will continue this work and is proud to be a part of an institution dedicated to putting the needs of Baltimore’s creative community first.
Digital Communications Specialist
Sarah Harrington comes from a background in architecture and believes good design is the best communication tool. As a proud Baltimore native, she is continually inspired by the makers and manufacturers that give magic to this place we call Charm City. Sarah loves to create and has her own swimwear brand called Solaya Swim.
Retail Program Manager
Randy Lewis is a true entrepreneur and West Baltimore native. In 2017 Randy created his Beard and Body care line ” Five O’ Clock Co. ” infusing natural oil with herbs from his home grown garden. He has a super Green Thumb as he enjoys gardening and caring for his own jungle of house plants. Randy also has a passion for uplifting Baltimore Based Makers and Manufacturers, Roller skating and proud dog parent of 8.