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MEDIA ADVISORY: City Leaders to Discuss How to Finance Baltimore’s Growth

Oct. 13, 2017
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906 / Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps
Tim Parsons
Director of Communications
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
410-234-9291
parson1@jhu.edu

WHAT: Public, private, academic, and nonprofit leaders from Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland will gather to discuss strategies for strengthening Baltimore’s financing system for small companies, following a new report from Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16

WHERE: Carey Business School, 24th Floor, 100 International Drive, Baltimore, Md., 21202

WHO: Mayor Catherine Pugh, Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels, and Carey Business School Dean Bernard Ferrari will lead the discussion. Lightning round presenters will comment on the report’s recommendations and share ideas for implementation.

BACKGROUND: In September, 21st Century Cities released a report concluding that Baltimore needs a more robust financing system to cultivate a range of startups and small businesses. Without this critical capital, businesses – from Main Street shops to tech startups – might never take off or grow. Even worse, they might leave Baltimore for a place where there is more financial support, depriving the local economy of jobs and economic growth.

More on the report here: http://21cc.jhu.edu/financing-baltimores-growth-measuring-small-companies-access-to-capital/

Members of the media who expect to attend should RSVP to Jill Rosen at 443-997-9906 or 443-547-8805 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

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