DPOB's Annual Meeting is taking place on October 10, from 5-8 PM at M&T Bank Exchange. Tickets are Now On-Sale!
July 12, 2024
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Ten Days of Delicious Deals — July 19-28, 2024

Restaurant Week

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Unveiling the Liberty Dog Park & Open Space Project • July 24, 2024


40 Years of Service
Celebrating 4 Decades of Dedication to Downtown

40 Years
of Service

Friday Nights Live
Free Concerts Every Fourth Friday

Friday Nights

Pratt Street Market
Enjoy Lunch Away from Your Desk!

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Who We Are

Commited to Downtown

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.  

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Downtown Partnership participates in the “Second Chance” employment program, providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals. Explore Careers

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Upcoming Events

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Pratt Street Market Pratt Street Market

Don't have lunch at your desk! Pratt Street Market, presented by PNC Bank returns to Pratt & Light Streets every Thursday, May-September, 2024.

July 18 @ 11:00 am More Info
Baltimore Restaurant Week – Summer 2024

Ten days of delicious deals return from July 19-28, 2024 for the summer edition of Baltimore Restaurant Week.

July 19 More Info
Community Meeting: Unveiling the Liberty Dog Park & Open Space Project

Join us on July 24, 2024 as we unveil the transformative Liberty Dog Park & Open Space Project in Downtown Baltimore! Discover how this new green space will enhance our community, connect residents and visitors, and inspire future development.

July 24 @ 5:30 pm More Info
Pratt Street Market Pratt Street Market

Don't have lunch at your desk! Pratt Street Market, presented by PNC Bank returns to Pratt & Light Streets every Thursday, May-September, 2024.

July 25 @ 11:00 am More Info
Concerts Park Friday Nights Live

Sponsored by Guilford Hall Brewery, enjoy a free outdoor concert in Hopkins Plaza with summertime sounds from The Vibe, drinks from Chase It Bartenders, and complimentary beer from Guilford Hall while supplies last.

July 26 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Pratt Street Market Pratt Street Market

Don't have lunch at your desk! Pratt Street Market, presented by PNC Bank returns to Pratt & Light Streets every Thursday, May-September, 2024.

August 1 @ 11:00 am More Info
Move. Grow. Expand.

Boosting Baltimore Businesses

Our Economic Development team serves as a resource for businesses looking to move, grow or expand in Downtown. We also help connect businesses — both large and small — to funding and business development opportunities, track development projects in the one-mile radius of Downtown, and sponsor an evolving variety of additional projects and initiatives that positively benefit the economy in the Central Business District.

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Downtown Partnership Principles

Building a Better Downtown Baltimore for 40 Years.

Our operations team is hard at work 7 days a week keeping Downtown Baltimore beautiful, safe, and inviting. DPOB operations fleet is comprised of Clean Street Ambassadors (CSAs), Downtown Baltimore Guides (DBGs), Park Stewards, and Homeless Outreach team members.



Clean & Green

Beautifying Streets

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.

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DPOB Parks Team
Safety & Hospitality

Keeping Downtown Safe

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. 

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Downtown Baltimore Guides
Safety & Hospitality

Supporting the Homeless

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.

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DPOB Homeless Outreach Team
Clean & Green

Maintaining Green Spaces

Downtown Partnership’s Parks and Programming department improves, maintains, and programs numerous public spaces helping to provide a clean, inviting, and engaging Downtown experience.

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Downtown Parks Stewards
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The Heart of Baltimore: 10 Businesses and Partners Shaping Downtown’s Future

In alignment with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s mission, we are proud to spotlight ten businesses and partners whose commitment to Downtown Baltimore mirrors our own.

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Sun’s Out, School’s Out!

Looking for fun activities or programs to keep your children engaged throughout the summer months? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Power up your child’s summer and create fun-filled memories, […]

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Meet the businesses selected by DPOB and MCB Real Estate for BOOST Harborplace Program

In partnership with MCB Real Estate, we are excited to announce the recipients of the Downtown BOOST Harborplace Local Tenancy Program. This initiative will bring seven Black-owned businesses to Harborplace, revitalizing the historic pavilions and waterfront with a fresh and vibrant energy.

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Downtown Baltimore is having a moment | Guest Commentary by Shelonda Stokes for The Baltimore Sun

Shelonda Stokes Shares Guest Commentary with The Baltimore Sun | For all the right reasons, Downtown Baltimore has been a preoccupation, a topic of intense focus, discussion and understandable concern among business and political leaders, residents and our city neighbors north, south, east and west.

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