The Harbor East branch represents one of the first branches the biggest U.S. retail bank has opened in the city. Chase has already opened branches in Roland Park and Charles Village, as well as in Baltimore County in Hunt Valley and Perry Hall.

“There is truly nothing more exciting than the expansion we are seeing in this region,” Scher said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. “We saw this as an enormous opportunity. What we also saw were challenges in the city. We felt like it was something that we could be a part of based on the work we’ve done in other places around the world and the leadership we see here in Baltimore.”

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