When tour buses drive through Southeast Baltimore on Monday, loaded with dozens of government planners and business and nonprofit leaders, they’ll be looking out on a part of the city that is attempting something tough: a recovery from the death of the old, industrial economy.
While thousands once worked at the nearby Bethlehem Steel plant, now some 6,000 people earn a paycheck at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
From Boston Street’s Can Co., workers decades ago cranked out hundreds of tin cans a minute. Now, a $30 million transformation has turned the decrepit factory into offices and shops.
At McElderry Park, in place of a traffic median surrounded by ramshackle...