A New “Made in Baltimore” Certification

Soon, the Baltimore City’s Department of Planning will be certifying “Made in Baltimore” businesses. It will be for companies that make products in the city and local stores that sell these. Those that are certified will be allowed to display their “Made in Baltimore” seal on their products and their websites and on their store windows.

The goal of the program is to give a boost to small, local businesses and to encourage people to buy from them. The program is funded by a $100,000 grant from the US Economic Development Administration with matching funds from Baltimore Arts Realty Corp., Abell Foundation, Baltimore Development Corp. and the Planning Department. The total budget is $220,000.

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