The Baltimore Development Corporation is making a push to keep the national headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the city rather than see the organization move to neighboring Washington, according to The Baltimore Sun. Representatives of the city’s economic development agency have compiled a list of more than 15 locations in Baltimore’s central business district that could meet the organization’s space needs and visited them with NAACP personnel. The NAACP has had its headquarters in Baltimore’s Seton Business Park since 1986 and expressed a desire to move to a new location several years ago. In 2006, under then head Bruce Gordon, it announced plans to relocate to Washington, but the move never took place. The organization now has a different CEO, Benjamin Jealous, and is again exploring options for a new headquarters. Besides D.C., it is considering sites in Washington suburbs like Silver Springs, Maryland.—BB
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