ERIC Number: ED230659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Greater Baltimore Commitment: A Study of Urban Minority Economic Development.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report examines some of the barriers to black economic development in Baltimore (Maryland) and discusses the extent to which blacks have participated in or benefited from revitalization projects in the city's downtown area. Background information on black businesses in the United States in general and Baltimore in particular is provided. Affirmative action steps that have been taken by the city are described, including the use of Urban Development Grants (UDAG) and Community Development Block Grants, and loan programs initiated by the Greater Baltimore Committee for starting and expanding businesses owned by socially or economically deprived individuals. The report notes that more still needs to be done to involve blacks in Baltimore's economic development. It is pointed out that high unemployment rates have severe effects upon minority economic development, due to a shift from a blue collar to a white collar economy. Based on the findings of this study, a number of recommendations are made regarding a consistent and comprehensive municipal policy, as well as the state and federal governments' roles in fostering economic development within the black community. Appended to the report are a statement by the chairman of the Civil Rights Commission and the agency's review procedures. (AOS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Maryland (Baltimore)