Sarah Gantz

Writer

Sarah Gantz is a business reporter for The Baltimore Sun. She writes about development and real estate. Prior to joining The Sun in 2016, Sarah spent four years as a health care reporter at the Baltimore Business Journal. Sarah studied journalism at Boston University and is from New York.

Recent Articles

  • Maryland reaches fair housing agreement with federal government

    Maryland reaches fair housing agreement with federal government

    Maryland has agreed to finance the development of 1,500 affordable housing units in prosperous neighborhoods throughout the Baltimore region and rewrite policies that civil rights groups say perpetuated segregation for decades. The agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...

  • Baltimore home sellers see low return on investment, Zillow finds

    Baltimore home sellers see low return on investment, Zillow finds

    Baltimore homeowners who sold their property last year didn’t get much of a return on their investment — just $5,000 more than they paid, according to a new report from Zillow. The return on investment for a home sold in Baltimore in 2016 was 5.4 percent — the lowest among 33 cities studied by...

  • Edtech startup Workbench raises $1.7 million

    Edtech startup Workbench raises $1.7 million

    Workbench, a Baltimore education technology startup, has raised $1.7 million to expand sales and marketing outreach for its hands-on learning tools. The investment is part of a $2 million funding round led by Brown Advisory that the company expects to close soon. The new money will bring Workbench’s...

  • Man apprehended after downtown chase, brief standoff in parking garage

    Man apprehended after downtown chase, brief standoff in parking garage

    A man who Baltimore police say led them on a car chase through a portion of downtown was arrested Saturday night after a brief standoff in a parking garage at Saratoga and North Gay streets. The man, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. No injuries were reported....

  • Mothers call for peace, forgiveness

    Mothers call for peace, forgiveness

    It was a late Monday night this past August when Chanel Gaskins got the phone call she never thought she’d receive: Her 13-year-old daughter had been shot and killed outside a 7-Eleven in Middle River, not a mile from home, in a neighborhood she had always considered safe. “I didn’t ask any questions,”...

  • Howard County to pitch Columbia for Amazon HQ2

    Howard County to pitch Columbia for Amazon HQ2

    A third Maryland municipality is making a bid for Amazon’s coveted second headquarters, joining a crowded national competition for a $5 billion investment and its promise of 50,000 jobs. Howard County is drafting a proposal and incentive package to sell Amazon on the Columbia Gateway, a 920-acre...

  • Report: Baltimore needs more robust financing system for small businesses

    Report: Baltimore needs more robust financing system for small businesses

    Baltimore needs a more robust financing system to help small businesses grow and to attract new companies. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative, which evaluated access to venture capital funding and loans for startup companies and...

  • South Baltimore Gateway Partnership awards $2 million for community projects, park improvements

    South Baltimore Gateway Partnership awards $2 million for community projects, park improvements

    The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, a community development authority funded by casino revenue, announced Wednesday the award of $2 million in community grants and park improvement funding. The group awarded $650,000 in community grants to 30 groups, including Living Classrooms Foundation,...

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