West Baltimore, which became the epicenter for the unrest last spring, historically has faced many challenges.
Organizers of Innovation Village Baltimore announced Monday morning at Coppin State University a plan to revitalize more than six square miles of west Baltimore, bringing in new businesses with job opportunities and training, a food hub and free wi-fi for residents.
"As we know, west Baltimore is a food desert, a retail desert, a jobs desert. (There are) high concentrations of poverty. So it's very important that our people have, first ... pathways of access for not just jobs, but skills that are needed to have 21st century jobs," said Richard May, chairman of Innovation Village. READ MORE