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Baltimore immigrants are opening fewer businesses than immigrants in other cities

Baltimore immigrants are opening fewer businesses than immigrants in other cities

Wanted: new neighbors — and maybe a new neighborhood too.

That was the message five years ago when former Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake convened a group of local policymakers, businesses and non-profit leaders collectively known as the New American Task Force to discuss the future of immigrants in Baltimore. There were high hopes that the city’s growing immigrant population would help revitalize some of the city’s roughest neighborhoods, putting families back in homes, citizens back on the sidewalks and businesses back in storefronts. To help reach that future, Ms. Rawlings-Blake established the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs to much...

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