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Engaging Leaders: A Leadership Maryland Podcast

Dec 16, 2020

In this episode, Eric Brotman ‘09 is joined by the Executive Vice President of the City of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), Kim Clark ’09. Throughout the episode, Kim discusses her unique background, and how it led her to serving 21 years at the BDC, the different challenges of Baltimore City and how to approach them, the pandemic’s impact on commercial and residential real estate, the status of transportation, and more.

  • How unconventional experiences can shape an individual into a leader 
  • The importance of mentoring younger generations 
  • The challenges facing Baltimore City and its surrounding areas 
  • Breaking down commercial real estate and diving into the residential mindset during 2020 
  • Baltimore City’s job creation status and the positive outcomes of 2020 
  • Exploring the future of transportation—namely commuters, construction, and congestion—in Baltimore and beyond 

Meet Kim Clark

Kim Clark is the Executive Vice President of the City of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC). In her capacity as EVP, Kim oversees neighborhood development, business development, real estate development, capital budgeting, small and minority-owned business initiative, innovation development, marketing, research and analytics. 

Among her achievements at BDC, Kim helped structure public-private partnership financing for several major redevelopment projects, including several Tax Increment Financing (TIF) projects; Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTS) for several major developments, and the financing of several grocery store projects.  She was instrumental in retaining several businesses of all sizes and assisted smaller businesses with expansions. Kim represented the City in the development of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the redevelopment of Inner Harbor East and Belvedere Square, as well as several other projects. 

Kim is the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Economic Development Association, President of the MEDA Foundation, Governance Chair of the Urban Land Institute Baltimore Council, Board member of the Emerging Technology Centers, Small Business Resource Center, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., and is a member of the International Economic Development Council. In 2016 Kim was named by the Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, received the Mayor’s Medal for Meritorious Service, and was honored by Mercy High School with the Sister M. Joannes Clifford Distinguished Alumni award. Kim graduated from Leadership Maryland in 2009 and is a Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Class of 2007 graduate. 

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