Baltimore has strong historic roots as an engine of growth. Through resources such as the port, the railroads, the mills, and the factories, the city played a key role in the emergence of America as a global leader. Today, innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming the city and the world. New leaders and innovative thinkers are using bold ideas and emerging technologies to reshape the city and the region as a cornerstone for the New Economy. The future of Baltimore is Re-Wired, and TEDx Baltimore is a forum for identifying, discussing, and building its foundation.