You are here

Under Armour founder pitches US$5.5b plan for Baltimore

The project, one of the largest in the US, will comprise 45 blocks in a city plagued by racial, economic tensions

BT_20160801_KVUA1VT1O_2414369.jpg
Under Armour was taking in well over US$1 billion in annual revenue when its founder Kevin Plank went to the board and said that in addition to building a new headquarters to accommodate the company's growth, he wanted to develop a much larger section of Baltimore.

Baltimore

IN THIS city, Under Armour's logo is everywhere. Founder Kevin Plank has built a US$27 billion empire here of sweat-resistant T-shirts and super- light sneakers. And its success inspires triumph in a city where social and economic scars run deep.

Yet as the titan of