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Baltimore Main Street

Contact Information

Verna Jones-Rodwell
1101 E. 33rd Street
Suite C308
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (443) 451-7160

Service Description

Baltimore Main Streets(BMS) administers local revitalization programming to enhance services for neighborhoods and their business districts by using the National Main Street Center's patented Main Street Approach® while addressing the issues of clean, green, and safe.

The Main Street Approach focuses on the following areas.

  • Organization
  • Economic Viability
  • Design
  • Promotion

Baltimore is one of the four largest urban Main Streets program in the U.S. with nine fully-designated communities:

(Please click each Main Street for specific information)

BMS' neighborhood-based organizations provide a range of support to local businesses and their stakeholders which includes:

  • Priority access to select private and public façade improvement grant and loan programs.  
  • Business and Organizational Development
  • Assistance with designated façade renovations
  • Streetscape Improvements
  • Marketing/ Promotions
  • Assistance with accessing related public services
  • Targeted referral services

Services Offered

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Starting a Business

  • Site Location

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization