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City of Baltimore Development Corporation

Contact Information

Susan Yum
36 South Charles Street
Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21201-3015
Phone: (410) 837-9305
Fax: (410) 837-6363

Service Description


The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is a non-profit organization, which serves as the economic development agency for the City of Baltimore.  Our mission is to retain and expand existing businesses, support cultural resources, and attract new opportunities that spur economic growth and help create jobs. 

BDC is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in opening, relocating or expanding a business in Baltimore City.  We provide technical assistance, permit expedition, City service follow-up, business planning, and financial assistance.  

BDC offers a variety of loan programs for businesses of all sizes as well as a facade improvement grants for commercial corridors.  Our initiatives include the Baltimore Main Streets, Emerging Technology Center (ETC), and the Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), which all provide assistance to small businesses.

Services Offered

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Economic Development Lending
  • Loan Providers
  • Micro Loans
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits

Import and Export Assistance

  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing


  • Award Recognition

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits