Baltimore’s scenic waterfront, first-class art museums, vibrant street murals and world-renowned feasts of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs helped it earn the name of “Charm City” in 1975. Today’s Baltimore is a vibrant community that honors the past while keeping an eye on the future: Baltimore is one of the most educated metro regions in the U.S. and is home to some of the most prestigious medical research institutions in the country. Baltimoreans enjoy hitting the town, spending more dining out per person than New Yorkers, and cheering on their various hometown sports teams to victory. The Baltimore Region also is home to a seaport and airport that are indispensable to the Mid-Atlantic region’s growth. In this ‘Why Baltimore?’ report, we aim to highlight the facts and figures that make this city awesome and to show you why Baltimore is a world-class city on the rise.