The 6th District is home to some of Baltimore County’s largest employers, as well as many family-owned and operated small businesses. From large, manufacturing centers, business and office parks, to the local marinas, community based shops, boutiques and restaurants, Cathy knows that a strong and viable economic core is key to stable communities. Cathy makes every effort to shop local, and to patronize local business, and is a regular supporter and advocate for many of the local business and trade associations that represent local businesses in the 6th District, including the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County, Parkville-Carney Business and Professional Association, Overlea-Fullerton Business and Professional Association, Perry Hall - White Marsh Business Association, and as a paid member of the Pulaski Highway Business Association.
Since taking office, Cathy has also looked for opportunities to promote smart economic development throughout her district. Many of her land use decisions have focused on the importance of redevelopment and investing in dynamic, mixed-use projects that create job opportunities.
- Advocated for a Outlet Shopping Center to come to White Marsh, which will be the first Outlet Shopping Center in Baltimore County creating thousands of construction jobs and up to 1,600 permanent jobs. Phase 1 of this project is a $100,000 million investment in White Marsh.
- New and exciting projects, with thousands of jobs, are underway along Campbell Blvd & Philadelphia Road in White Marsh, Baltimore Crossroads @ 95, and the Middle River Depot
- Rezoned 65+ acres of manufacturing zoned land on Eastern Blvd. in Middle River to encourage redevelopment of former GSA Depot for mixed-use development. Economic impact study: $210 million development gives potential for 6000 jobs