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Anirban Basu
No, Mr. Hogan, Baltimore is not in decline
No, Mr. Hogan, Baltimore is not in decline

We welcome and support Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's view that Baltimore City should be Maryland's economic engine ("Hogan says city should drive state economy," Dec. 30). But his unfortunate use of hyperbole to assert that in Baltimore City, "There's no businesses, there's no jobs," and that state investments have produced no positive outcomes is wrong and doesn't reflect the countless Baltimoreans who work hard every day to make this still imperfect city better. First the facts. According to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, in the first quarter of 2014, there was an average of 324,818 jobs in Baltimore City, reported by...