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Bethlehem Steel

A new beginning for Sparrows Point [Commentary]

A new beginning for Sparrows Point [Commentary]

From the time I was a kid growing up in Baltimore County, I've always associated Sparrows Point and Bethlehem Steel with jobs. For so many Baltimore County residents, these 3,000-plus acres represented a center of job opportunity. If your brother or grandfather or uncle didn't work there, then one of your neighbors' relatives surely did — and dozens of big and small businesses thrived off of the economic activity that spilled over from "The Point." Sadly, I have also witnessed the slow and steady decline of Sparrows Point, whose fortunes were dependent on decaying domestic competitiveness within the steel industry. Sparrows Point came to represent this...