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Baltimore Food Hub groundbreaking

American Communities Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce the long-awaited groundbreaking on the Baltimore Food Hub campus in East Baltimore.

Please join us to celebrate on September 20, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1801 E. Oliver Street Baltimore, MD 21213.

Once completed, the 3.5 acre campus will include teaching and commercial production kitchens, […]

September 8th, 2016|News|

Funding Opportunity: $10,000 Loans for Baltimore Food Entrepeneurs

Baltimore food entrepreneurs: Loans of up to $10,000 available to grow small food businesses through generous support from the Goldseker Foundation. Please review the Application Package below for more information.

Application Package

July 19th, 2016|News|

ACT Releases New Industry Report on U.S. Kitchen Incubators

ACT, in partnership with Econsult Solutions and Urbane Development, is proud to announce the release of U.S. Kitchen Incubators: An Industry Update– a follow-up to the 2013 first-of-its-kind industry report U.S. Kitchen Incubators: An Industry Snapshot. The report illustrates the results of a survey assessing the landscape of U.S. kitchen incubators’ facilities, operating models, products, rates, […]

March 3rd, 2016|News|

Connecting real estate developers to meaningful social impact

Our CEO, Greg Heller, had an op-ed published in Next City about social impact and real estate development. View the article at https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/impact-development-real-estate-investing.

December 8th, 2015|News|

Congrats to Atlantic Healthy Foods!

Congratulations to Atlantic Healthy Foods! The food distribution facility in Clayton County, GA won honorable mention during the 2015 Novogradac Tax Credit Industry Awards. ACT’s partner Urban Action Community Development provided financing for the project and ACT carried out community benefits strategies related to the project, including community engagement, identifying local workforce, supporting a community day and […]

October 21st, 2015|News|

Impact HUB Coming to Baltimore – ACT a Founding Investor

A new space for socially conscious startups and entrepreneurs is coming to Baltimore early next year. Impact Hub, located on the ground floor of the Centre Theater at 10 E. North Ave. in Station North, will cater to growing companies, freelancers and group projects that are intended to help address social problems in Baltimore or elsewhere. […]

August 28th, 2015|News|

ACT to Work with Wexford on Community Engagement Program in Miami

The owner of the University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park has requested county funding to support a $112.1 million expansion with a mixed-use hotel and innovation center. . . . Wexford Miami said it would partner with the non-profit American Communities Trust to develop a community engagement program and education area residents.
The expansion of […]

August 28th, 2015|News|

$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|