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BDC provides assistance to about 25 percent of businesses hurt in riots

The Baltimore Development Corp. distributed about $866,000 in grants and loans to more than 100 businesses hurt in April's riots, according to a final tally issued Tuesday.

Just over 400 businesses throughout the city lost inventory or experienced physical damage during the riots, which were sparked by the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody. About 93 percent have reopened, according to the BDC, the city's economic development agency.

BDC distributed 30 loans worth about $660,000, and 72 storefront recovery grants representing more than $206,000, with much of the money raised from...