Date(s) - June 19, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Please join Lambda Alpha International’s Baltimore Chapter for our
June 19th Presentation
Noon – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Presentation
University of Maryland BioPark
801 West Baltimore Street 
Neighborhood Investment in Baltimore: Understanding trends for the City and Impacts of EBDI
Dr. Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow and Director
The Community Economic Development Hub


Can investment disparities be reversed for particular neighborhoods? The East Baltimore Development Initiative (EBDI) is one of the nation’s largest, longest standing, and most prominent comprehensive community initiatives, with over $1B of investment since 2003. Join us for a research presentation examining how Baltimore is doing overall in accessing private, public, and mission capital flows. And we will do a deep dive on EBDI and the neighborhood where works. The research uses a rigorous method to test the effects of EBDI relative to comparison communities.In advance of the June Presentation, we wanted to share some articles that Brett has posted about the EBDI project:
The East Baltimore Development Initiative | Urban Institute
Neighborhood Investment Flows in Baltimore | Urban Institute
“The Black Butterfly”: Racial Segregation and Investment Patterns in Baltimore (


Dr. Brett Theodos
Senior Fellow and Director
The Community Economic Development Hub

Dr. Theodos directs the Community Economic Development Hub at the Urban Institute where he is a senior fellow. Dr. Theodos is a leading researcher in mission finance, place-based development, and small business outcomes. His work includes studies of the SBA and other small business loan and investment programs, the Economic Development Administration, Opportunity Zones, New Markets Tax Credits, the Community Development Block Grant and Section 108 program, and Choice Neighborhoods programs. He has evaluated large place-based initiatives in Atlanta, Baltimore, and San Diego. He is studying how capital flows (or fails to flow) into communities, and the roles of the public sector, philanthropy, and nonprofits like CDFIs. Dr. Theodos helped start and serves on the Board of the Douglass Community Land Trust in Washington DC, and serves on the boards of the Housing Authority of Prince George’s County MD and the Center for Community Progress.