2018 State of Downtown Baltimore


Enjoy breakfast, a keynote speaker, and networking with several hundred of the region’s top business and community leaders as we unveil the annual State of Downtown Report on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Downtown Partnership's premier economic report informs development decisions, diving deep into housing demand, retail growth, and the data needed to make these big decisions including employment statistics, household income, and hotel occupancy rates.

When & Where: April 5, 2018, 7:30-9:30am
Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street
$15 self-park - or - $25 valet

Event Schedule:
Check-in, Breakfast & Networking - 7:30-8:30am
Opening remarks, Mayor Catherine Pugh
State of Downtown Report, Dr. Jay Perman & Kirby Fowler - 8:30am
Keynote Speaker, Marcus Stephens - 9am

Marcus is Chief Brand Officer at Plank Industries, the private investment office of Kevin Plank, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Under Armour. Marcus leads the marketing, creative, and brand strategy for Plank Industries, Sagamore Development, Sagamore Spirit, Sagamore Ventures, Sagamore Farm, Sagamore Racing, and the redevelopment of Port Covington. As President of Sagamore Creative, he leads an internal creative team of branding experts, art direction and graphic design, web development, and account management. Originating as the sole creative professional at Under Armour, Marcus helped build the 40 person, creative team from the ground up, laying the foundation for the brand and culture that is Under Armour today.

He was integral in the roll-out of City Garage, the center for manufacturing innovation in South Baltimore, as well as a prominent member of the master planning team for Port Covington. Marcus serves on the Board of the Maryland Public-Private Marketing Partnership, helping to re-brand the state to become more attractive for commerce.

Presenting Sponsor

Leadership Sponsor

Community Sponsors
First National Bank / PMS Parking / Marks Thomas | Moseley Architects / Horseshoe Casino
225 N. Calvert  /  Baltimore Development Corporation

For questions or invoicing, please contact Shannon Brown at sbrown@dpob.org.