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$16M Food Hub Could Break Ground Next Month

Via Bisnow: A blighted section of East Baltimore—once a filming location for The Wire—is one step closer to becoming a $16M campus for food-related businesses.
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July 28th, 2015|News|

#MadeinBaltimore Vendor Fair Video

We just finished the first – ever #MadeinBaltimore Vendor Fair held in Lexington Market, right in the heart of Baltimore City. A way to introduce local food businesses to the buyers of major City institutions, the Fair was a success! If we grow small businesses in Baltimore, we increase the amount of jobs offered to […]

June 26th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Baltimore-area food vendors hope to lure big institutional buyers

From the Baltimore Sun

For two years, Kristin Zissel has made dry rubs and condiments for Haute Mess Kitchen. She now hopes to take her fledgling business to the next level.

Lade Adewale, owner of Elkridge-based Ideal Foods LLC, sells her bean patties to consumers looking for meatless options and is looking for growth in mainstream markets. […]

June 14th, 2015|News|

#MadeInBaltimore Vendor Fair – June 8th

May 22nd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

RFP: Cooking Up Business

American Communities Trust is looking for proposals to assist with implementation of the Cooking Up Business program, a local technical assistance program focused on culinary entrepreneurs in Baltimore City, Maryland. Proposals due 6/5/2015.

View the RFP Here

May 21st, 2015|News|

Creating Jobs for East Baltimore

Opportunities for neighborhood residents as first phase of the Baltimore Food Hub construction beginsAmerican Communities Trust (ACT) is excited to announce a partnership that will kick off the redevelopment of a blighted 3.5-acre site and create jobs for residents of East Baltimore. ACT, a Baltimore-based national community development organization, has awarded a contract to Details, a social enterprise of Humanim, […]

May 20th, 2015|News|

RFP – Inventory of West Philadelphia-based Businesses

Published April 21, 2015

Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to conduct an inventory of West-Philadelphia-based vendors and suppliers around a select list of commodities, and to create a database for maintaining an active list of West Philadelphia businesses.

LISC has engaged American Communities Trust (ACT) as project […]

April 21st, 2015|News|

ACT Launches Impact Strategy in North Texas

ACT has launched the community impact strategy for Tarrant County, through our partnership with Urban Action Community Development (UACD) who provided New Markets Tax Credits financing to support the development of a new facility for Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County.

Read about the Community Impact Strategy here.

April 16th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

FoodPort in TEDx Manhattan

Stephen Reily, founder and director of Seed Capital Kentucky, presented on the West Louisville FoodPort at TEDx Manhattan 2015. Check out his talk here.

April 14th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

OMA to master plan a “Food Hub” in Louisville

On Archinect

design knits together a complex program of green industry and public engagement. A new master plan just released by Seed Capital shows a zigzagging complex that is expected to be under construction later this year.

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April 12th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|