A cottage industry has cropped up in the Baltimore area in the shadow of much bigger global competitor Under Armour. They're hoping to meet growing demand for apparel designed to be worn while exercising — or not.
A group of 17 CEOs from enterprises stretching from Baltimore to Richmond are creating the Greater Washington Partnership to promote the region's strengths and work toward shared interests in infrastructure, jobs and economic development.
Tech incubator Betamore plans to open a second location at the City Garage in Port Covington, as part of a broader push to increase education programming and workforce development efforts in the space.
Online shopping has grown into a retail mainstay in recent years and is expected to reach all-time highs this holiday shopping season. Consumers can access most retailers in the palm of their hands through smartphones and other devices. The emergence of such online buying habits have helped reshaped the holiday season and diminished the significance of Black Friday for brands such as Under Armour and retailers large and small.
Clarksburg Premium Outlets, Maryland's newest outlet shopping mall, has opened with a 90-store lineup including retailers such as Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Coach, kate spade new york, NIKE Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch and Under Armour.
Cal Ripken Jr. is considering selling his majority interest in the Aberdeen IronBirds, but the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer remains committed to his Harford County hometown and will continue to operate his stadium complex and to focus on his core mission of youth baseball, a spokesman said Friday.
After the City Council last night approved $660 million in bonds for the Port Covington development, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's plan to remake the South Baltimore peninsula still needs millions in state and federal funding to make his dream a reality.
The Baltimore City Council is expected to pass a $660 million public financing package for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's massive Port Covington project — a deal supporters tout as a way to bring thousands of jobs to Baltimore but critics decry as corporate welfare.