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In an East Baltimore 'opportunity zone' where President Donald Trump canceled visit, residents seek investment

In an East Baltimore 'opportunity zone' where President Donald Trump canceled visit, residents seek investment

Jose Portillo once saw an opportunity in the Baltimore neighborhood of Broadway East: a corner rowhouse for sale at a discounted price.

The 40-year-old father of two and immigrant from El Salvador said he mulled the deal over, compared it to more costly homes in Anne Arundel County, where most of his construction jobs are located, and made a leap of faith.

“I went for it,” he said.

Six years later, Portillo said he still sees huge potential in the neighborhood, and hopes that message gets across to President Donald Trump — despite a White...

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