Tradepoint Atlantic

Support offered for $78 million Baltimore County deal to help Tradepoint Atlantic

Support offered for $78 million Baltimore County deal to help Tradepoint Atlantic

Baltimore County Council members heard from a long string of East-side residents, business owners and labor leaders Tuesday who urged them to vote in favor of a $78 million assistance plan for Tradepoint Atlantic.

Council members are weighing whether to give the assistance to the company redeveloping an old steel mill in Sparrows Point to build roads, water lines and sewer pipes.

“Now is the time to embrace the largest economic development project in over a generation in Baltimore County,” said Edi Brooks, vice president of the Turner Station Conservation Team.

Courtney Speed, another resident of Turner Station, said the historically African-American community’s fortunes...

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