Collectively, the six General Growth Properties in the Baltimore area — The Gallery at Harborplace, The Mall in Columbia, Mondawmin Mall, Owings Mills, Towson Town Center and White Marsh Mall — are the economic engines and catalysts for growth in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In the aggregate, these properties contribute more than $81.2 million annually in property and sales taxes that pay for critical life-safety services such as law enforcement, fire departments, education and other services. These shopping centers employ approximately 9,300 part- and full-time employees and have a stellar cross-section of national retailers. Passage of the MFA will allow these shopping centers and other brick-and-mortar retailers to compete fairly with online retailers. Brick-and-mortar retailers are the economic engine that drives the local economy.