The Partnership is actually two entities working together as one: the Downtown Management Authority (DMA), which oversees a 106-block improvement district in the heart of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), the non-profit that has successfully grown Baltimore’s economic and residential base. This dual structure allows for a bigger set of tools with which to solve problems and create new opportunities.Read Our Story
Downtown Partnership participates in the “Second Chance” employment program, providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals. Explore Careers
CSAs work day and night emptying trash from more than 400 cans in the DMA, sweeping the streets, removing graffiti, cleaning alleys, and reporting code violations.Learn More
Our DBGs are the welcoming face of the DMA. They provide a visible, positive safety presence and serve as hospitality guides for those navigating Downtown.Learn More
Our outreach team has been able to help hundreds of homeless individuals find shelter, food, benefits, mental health care, medical care, and even permanent housing.Explore Our Services
Downtown Partnership’s Parks and Programming department improves, maintains, and programs numerous public spaces helping to provide a clean, inviting, and engaging Downtown experience.Explore Parks
“In Baltimore, a new program is paving the way for entrepreneurs to attract and uplift Black-owned retail businesses in Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods. With support from Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s (DPOB) Black-Owned & Occupied Storefront Tenancy Program (BOOST) program, led by Shelonda Stokes, president of DPOB. The first of its kind, BOOST’s purpose is to strengthen and revitalize the Central Business District of Baltimore by supporting small, creative Black-owned retail businesses and arm them with expert resources to set them up for success.”
Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney brings two, brand-new meatless concepts to Downtown Baltimore. Liora, a fine dining plant-based experience, and Double Zero, featuring plant-based Italian eats in a cozy setting. Both restaurants are located at 414 Light Street.Explore
Dash-in and Dash-out. ‘Dashery is a one-stop shop for breakfast and lunch on-the-go as well as an intimate space where guests gather and take a quick break before carrying on with their day. Experience authentic local flavors from partnerships with Black Acres Roastery, Crust By Mack, and Wight Tea Company.Explore
Sporty Dog Creations is a mom and daughter team with a passion for food and sports. Putting these two things together they are making food fun again! Their creative hotdogs spark welcomed and engaging conversation about how innovative flavors make for delicious food.Explore
44 South Street
The Crafty Crab is now open in the Inner Harbor. Crafty Crab offers the freshest seafood and an authentic experience. You’ll experience Southern charm and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Whether you’re stopping in for a business lunch, family dinner, date night, or a night out with friends, you’ve come to a great new spot.
326 N Charles Street
There’s a new bookstore in town! Viva Books is a minority-owned bookstore specializing in The Arts.
36 S. Calvert Street
Motion Athletics is a new, Baltimore-based urban wear brand encouraging everyone to Stay In Motion.
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