Baltimore Industrial Development Commission Records
- 1971 - 1975
8.5 Linear Feet
In 1971, city voters approved 3 million dollars in municipal bonds to finance an urban land bank -- properties on which displaced businesses or new industrial plants could be enticed to build. Funds were administered by a quasi-municipal corporation based on the model of the existing Charles Center-Inner Harbor Corporation. In 1972, the Baltimore Industrial Development Corporation was formed for this purpose.
BIDC was governed by a board consisting of seven members of the city government appointed by the Mayor, seven members of the business community named by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore, and seven members of the general public selected by the board. The corporation carried out its work under contract with the city, the terms of which provided that it fulfill its duties under the authority and direction of the mayor. In formulating actions, directions, and policies, Mayor William Donald Schaeffer was guided by the city’s Economic Development Commission.
In 1976, BIDC merged with the Baltimore Economic Development Commission to form the Baltimore Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO). BEDCO later merged with the Howard Street Market Place and Charles Center-Inner Harbor Management, forming the Baltimore Development Corporation in 1991.
- Baltimore (Md.). Economic Development Commission
- Baltimore Development Corporation
- Baltimore Economic Development Corporation
- Baltimore Industrial Development Corporation
- Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore
- City planning
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