About Us

GBC History

For more than five decades, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the region’s premier organization of business and civic leaders, has focused the resources of its broad membership on the key issues relating to business climate and quality of life in the Greater Baltimore region.

The GBC was organized on Jan. 5, 1955 as an action committee designed to mobilize the commercial, industrial and professional leadership of Baltimore to bring about tangible and rapid improvements in the community. See a brief history on GBC’s involvement in the projects that transformed Baltimore City.

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GBC Vision

Greater Baltimore — Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties) — will be recognized as a leader in the global economy.

GBC Mission

The mission of the Greater Baltimore Committee is to improve the business climate of the Greater Baltimore region by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to the problems that affect the region’s competitiveness and viability.

GBC Regional Perspective

Regions, not individual jurisdictions, are the primary economic competitors in the global economy. Successful regions are characterized by healthy and viable core areas, while regions with declining core areas do not perform as well.

The synergy among central cities and the jurisdictions around them is critical to a regions’ success. A thriving urban area energizes a region and serves as a catalyst for economic and cultural growth. In Greater Baltimore, strengthening regional ties and collaboration benefits the entire region.