Location: * South, Maryland
Beat: Winners and losers in the tech economy in Baltimore
Position: As they move on from a manufacturing past, economic development leaders have identified the tech and innovation economy's importance to Maryland, centered in Baltimore. The healthy economic change is visible in the coworking spaces and glitzy tech offices, but for these places to truly move forward, residents who live in some of the country's most challenged neighborhoods need to have a role in that future and more directly benefit from the economic gains that come with it, including skills development. This reporter gives voice to those residents, examining how the entrepreneurs and economic efforts in Baltimore's "Black Butterfly" are playing a role in the next wave of economic development, and what the most ambitious plans mean for existing residents there.
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