Economic Development Plan

AN EXPUNGEMENT TASK FORCE

Nick Mosby knows criminal records are barriers to employment. He will tap into this workforce’s potential by offering no-cost expungements to returning citizens.

FREE VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT BCCC FOR TARGETED JOB SECTORS

Nick Mosby knows we must guide residents to industries that project job growth in the near future, and will invest in education that prepares them for these jobs.

FREE GED TEACHING AND TESTING, AND CLASSES IN COMPUTER LITERACY

Job growth and vocational training only matter if residents have a baseline of skills that allow them to share in the opportunity. Nick Mosby’s plan for GEDs ensures everyone has access to opportunity in Baltimore.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS WITH EMPLOYER SUBSIDIES AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES

Apprenticeship programs benefit businesses and residents alike. It is up to government to facilitate these programs and create pathways to them for the unemployed and underemployed though. Nick Mosby’s plan does both.

WAIVE LOCAL INCOME TAX ON THE FIRST $50,000 THAT PASSTHROUGH ENTITIES GENERATE

Small businesses create a diverse, resilient economy and serve as an entry point to economic opportunity for a City’s entrepreneurs. Nick Mosby will target tax cuts to our small businesses to create a healthy environment for them.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN RETURN THE LOCAL INCOME TAX TO EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE EXOFFENDERS FOR 2 YEARS

Employer subsidies for residents especially in need of a competitive advantage can help the residents, as well as the businesses that hire them. Nick Mosby’s plan includes subsidies that do exactly that.

A BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOOD CORPS THAT EMPLOYS YOUNG RESIDENTS TO CLEAN AND GREEN

Unemployed and underemployed youth are more likely to struggle with long-term employment if not invested in early on. Nick Mosby will create opportunity for our youngest job seekers, while cleaning and greening neighborhoods in the process.

RESTRUCTURE BALTIMORE’S ENTERPRISE ZONES TO CREATE MORE JOBS IN DISINVESTED AREAS

Nick Mosby knows that development incentives are most impactful if targeted in disinvested communities, and prioritized for businesses that create family supporting jobs. His plan refocuses the City’s Enterprise Zones on these priorities.

A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN FUND FOR BALTIMORE’S NEW BOLD ZONES

Walkable, mixed-use communities require targeted investment in responsible businesses. Nick Mosby will create a small business loan fund that helps build these communities, while expanding small business ownership.

LOWER COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY TAXES TO $2.10

Nick Mosby will lower the property tax for all properties in Baltimore, and his itemized funding sources for the plan more than cover the 6.57% pure cut, guaranteeing its feasibility.

CREATE THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF RETURNING CITIZENS AFFAIRS

Accessible City services for the City’s most vulnerable job seekers are imperative. Nick Mosby will consolidate services for returning citizens in one office, streamlining delivery for our residents.

1 GIGABIT FIBER OPTIC NETWORK OFFERING AFFORDABLE HIGHSPEED INTERNET TO EVERYONE

Nick Mosby will create a 1 gigabit network that ensures Baltimore keeps pace with competing cities.